Jews and Languages

In a first, the Knesset officially marked Yiddish Language and Culture Day on June 2, including the release of a Yiddish-Hebrew Knesset lexicon. (Arutz Sheva)

A small but growing number of Modern Orthodox, Conservative and community Jewish day schools have started to teach Arabic. Students’ motivations vary. (Forward)

What is it about the word “shalom” that has enabled it to become the standard Hebrew salutation? (Jewish Journal)

Hebrew has “one what, two whys, one who, two hows, about one when, three-ish whichs and eight wheres” — not counting the dubious ‘l’eifo’ and ‘mei’eifo’. (Jerusalem Post)

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