Jewish Languages

Jews, Non-Jews, and Being Losers Together

Yesterday, I put out a Twitter call: What should I write about? The always-dependable dlevy asked, in reply, “have you ...

Welcome Fellow Noshers!

Yiddish is a difficult language to translate, yet there are endless attempts at expressing these indefinite words that have happily ...

Tzenah Urenah

How the Yiddish translation of the Torah, Megillot and Haftarot became associated with women.

Call Me Kalman

Exploring the roots of a Hebrew name.

Himmel Signaln

A Hasidic Take on 9/11

Influence of Isaac Bashevis Singer

I.B. Singer's ghost haunts Jewish literature to this day.

Esther Kreitman

Esther Singer Kreitman was a published author, but she was overshadowed by her brothers.

Isaac Bashevis Singer: Criticism

Not everyone admired Singer's fiction.

Isaac Bashevis Singer on Screen

The big screen likes I.B. Singer--but he didn't always like it.

Isaac Bashevis Singer: Between Fact and Fiction

The life and work of Yiddish literature's Nobel laureate.

Ladino Literature Revival

The magic and zest of Ladino---the Judeo-Spanish Dialect--enliven the novels of Rosa Nissan.

Ladino Today

Is the language of Sephardic Jews, undergoing a revival?