Sometimes not understanding the words can actually enhance the experience of prayer.
Yiddish writers emigrated from Europe, and though Yiddish writing all but ceased after the Holocaust, it is seeing a small rebirth today.
An overview of the grammar — and the many ways this Jewish language differs from Hebrew.
Literature in Judeo-Spanish, the language of Sephardic Jews
Because many Jewish writers wrote in German, Russian, French, and other European languages, what we call "European Jewish literature" overlaps with European literature as a whole.
Think Hebrew is the only Jewish language? Think again!
What happens when a people has no land of its own?
Ladino variations on a classic Passover song.
After their expulsion from Spain in 1492, Sephardic Jews mostly settled in Amsterdam, North Africa and the Middle East.
Hebrew words of celebration and congratulation.
You say "Shabbes," and I say "Shabbat."
Judeo-Spanish -- also known as Ladino -- mixes 16th-century Spanish, Hebrew, Turkish and other languages.