Trump’s comments that he could override the Constitution and remove citizenship, at will, should send alarms throughout the Jewish community.
In English, attention is something we pay. In Spanish, attention is something we lend. But what about Hebrew?
“We’re seeing a rewrite of the story of the crucifixion of Jesus, and we should pay attention.”
“We constantly bump up against a pronounced flippancy about Yiddish that I’d say not only borders on contempt, but even crosses that border.”
“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.