Esther Singer Kreitman was a published author, but she was overshadowed by her brothers.
Not everyone admired Singer's fiction.
The big screen likes I.B. Singer--but he didn't always like it.
The life and work of Yiddish literature's Nobel laureate.
The magic and zest of Ladino---the Judeo-Spanish Dialect--enliven the novels of Rosa Nissan.
Is the language of Sephardic Jews, undergoing a revival?
Jewish mystics took Judaism's reverence for the Hebrew language one step further, venerating the Hebrew letters themselves and considering them paths to the Divine.
Once considered the language of an older generation, Yiddish is now being embraced by hip twenty- and thirty-somethings.
According to Jewish tradition, Hebrew is the original language of humanity and the language spoken by God.
It's difficult to pinpoint the moment Hebrew emerged as a unique language.
Hebrew has undergone many changes, but as the language of the sacred texts, it has always had a special place in Judaism.
Jewish writers chose Hebrew, not German or Russian or even Yiddish, as the language with which to build a modern literary tradition.