Every day, more speakers of endangered languages die. If we don’t interview them now, we will lose our opportunity forever.
If we do our regular rituals this year, in quarantine, we’ll all be depressed. So let’s try something new.
The book seemed the perfect way to cope with our post-election despair.
The Pew study shows us that between intermarriage and conversion, the ethnic makeup of Jews in America has become much more diverse.
The Jewish Press set off a firestorm last week when it published An Open Letter to Sarah Silverman by Rabbi Yaakov Rosenblatt. The Orthodox author criticized the comedian’s politics, vulgar presentation style, and the fact that she remains childless. As a linguist, what I found most interesting about this article was the language. By looking closely at the Hebrew and Yiddish words used by the author and commenters, we can learn a lot about Orthodox Jews in America.