Languages

Hebrew

How to Learn Hebrew

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

Yiddish

The History of Yiddish

Yiddish originated in Germany, but was eventually spoken by Jews all over Europe.

Ladino

9 Things to Know About Ladino

This Sephardic language, also known as Judeo-Spanish, has a rich history and is more accessible than you think.

Where To See Yiddish Theater Today

A guide to Yiddish performances and festivals around the world.

Similar Jewish Words You Don’t Want to Mix Up

From kibbitz/kibbutz to mitzvah/mikveh, we round up some easily confused Hebrew and Yiddish terms.

The 11 Best Ladino Expressions and Phrases To Know

Learn some choice phrases, including the most epic sneeze response ever, in this Sephardic language also known as Judeo-Spanish.

The Sephardic Experience During the Holocaust

The Nazis wiped out several major Sephardic population centers and caused the almost complete demise of Ladino culture.

How to Learn Ladino

Where to find classes, lessons and more resources for mastering this Sephardic language also known as Judeo-Spanish.

How to Learn Yiddish

A guide to courses, tools and programs for mastering the 'mamaloshen.'

What Is the Meaning of Chai?

The Hebrew word for life is a popular symbol and toast — and is linked to the number 18.

A Guide to Jewish Acronyms and Abbreviations

Common Hebrew (and Aramaic) shorthand translated and explained.

Five Yiddish Films You Can Stream Right Now for Free

A sampler of Yiddish films (with English subtitles) on the Internet.

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.

Guide to Jewish Food Terms

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

The Sephardic Exodus to the Ottoman Empire

How Jews fleeing Spain and Portugal transformed the region.