“In the last 100 years, the number of native Ladino speakers has declined rapidly.”
“There are at least nine different Arabic translations of the Protocols and innumerable editions, more than in any other language including German.”
Jewish law is all about detail; it even finds that detail has ‘pizzazz.’
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.