Languages

Hebrew

How to Learn Hebrew

A guide to online courses, tools and programs for adult students.

Eat

Guide to Jewish Food Terms

Commonly used words and phrases for "noshers" and "fressers."

Sephardic Jews

The Sephardic Exodus to the Ottoman Empire

How Jews fleeing Spain and Portugal transformed the region.

The 10 Best Yiddish Words You’ve Never Heard Of

These Yiddish terms aren't widely known, but they're a lot of fun to use.

Jewish Languages Quiz

How much do you know about Hebrew, Aramaic and other languages spoken by Jews?

Eliezer Ben-Yehuda and the Making of Modern Hebrew

The Lithuania-born visionary turned an ancient language into a spoken one.

Hebrew Literature in Translation: A Reader’s Guide

You don't have to know Hebrew to enjoy some of Israel's best books.

Sholem Aleichem

One of the most beloved writers of Yiddish literature, his work inspired the hit musical "Fiddler on the Roof."

Klezmer Music

Klezmer music found new life in America in the late 20th century.

Literature 101

The People of the Book have created a sizable corpus of secular prose and poetry.

Hebrew Words

Some basic Hebrew words for a beginner.

Yiddish Theater in New York

A cultural phenomenon of Jewish America in the early 20th century.

Praying in Hebrew

Sometimes not understanding the words can actually enhance the experience of prayer.

Yiddish Literature in the 20th Century

Yiddish writers emigrated from Europe, and though Yiddish writing all but ceased after the Holocaust, it is seeing a small rebirth today.

Yiddish: What You Should Know

An overview of the grammar — and the many ways this Jewish language differs from Hebrew.