Does language hold us responsible for the stories we tell? We must ‘account’ for what we ;recount’ in English, Hebrew, German and the Romance languages. But why?
Why do we think the Babylonian language of Ugaritic predates Hebrew? Philologos cracks the code that links the two ancient tongues.
When asked to name Jewish languages, most people would say Hebrew and Yiddish. Some might also mention Ladino or Aramaic. It’s unlikely that they would know about Juhuri, Bukhori and Judeo-Median — and that is precisely why the Jewish Languages Project of the Endangered Language Alliance has come into being.
Seven Randolph-Macon students learned about the Holocaust and Jewish Culture by traveling through Germany and Austria during January term in 2013. Led by German Professor Joseph Moser, students visited historic sites and learned about historic events including the Holocaust, experienced authentic German food and culture, and even practiced speaking in German.