“I’m always excited when I discover a new Yiddish book, but sometimes it takes me a while to get into it.”
The words tzedek, tzedakah and *tzaddik, or “righteous person” are closely related.
The Hebraic section has long been recognized as one of the world’s foremost centers for the study of Hebrew and Yiddish materials.
It felt like watching the president hand America over to Russia, which is treason’s original meaning.It comes from the Latin tradere, to hand over.
The first instance of using an enclosed space to confine people and calling it a “ghetto” appeared in Venice in 1516, when Jews were locked in.
He was an original, an individualist, both in his life and his work.
A numerical system of interpretation can be a way for a group to communicate with itself.
Somehow, a biblical Hebrew phrase has become the name of an Austrian comedy series.
As in Nazism and Stalinism, there’s a lot more at stake than a conversation about manners and “niceness.”
“We are prepared to fight and march with our experience, signs, canes and walkers!”