The rabbis tell us that “an eye for an eye” doesn’t mean an actual eye for an actual eye.
One tiny little dot in the Hebrew word for “impeach” carries great significance and food for thought.
The number of students studying Hebrew has been falling for a decade — why isn’t anyone talking about it?
Ginzburg came from a prominent Jewish family, but always took great pains to remind interviewers that her mother was not Jewish.
For many, “concentration camp” connotes what Auschwitz became — an extermination camp where nearly one million people were murdered.
Like all great writers, Bellow’s real subject is humanity. Sure, this is a Jewish story and an American story, but it’s really a human story.
Now we can translate a musical system of reading the Torah that is centuries old — using modern technology to transmit the ancient.
For word nerds, the answer is complicated.
Ilya Kaminsky is the heir to a long, magnificent tradition of writers from Odessa.
“What We Talk About When We Talk About Hebrew” is a decidedly nonminimalist take on what it means to speak Hebrew in America.