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Yiddish

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Yiddish: the traditional language of Ashkenazic Jewry, spoken over the course of 1000 years in Central and Eastern Europe, and around the world.
Popular translations of the Torah
The Bible in Yiddish
Professor of Yiddish studies Shlomo Berger presents three famous historical examples of how the Torah was translated into Yiddish in Eastern Europe throughout the centuries.
Why are Jewish people living in the United States speaking German? Can’t they speak in English, or at least Hebrew?
When languages die, whole cultures die with them, and communities lose their identity. Jewish languages are no different.
Question: This is not as serious as your usual questions but my daughter and I are really curious. I know that Yiddish is a mixture of Hebrew and German, my question is where does the name Yiddish come from? Answer: We take every question seriously :-) Yi...
Discover the Yiddish language, how some of the most frequently used phrases are so well used by everyone, and why some things are best expressed in this uniquely Jewish language. Yiddish is delish!
“Goniff” is Hebrew and Yiddish for “thief,” and has come to refer to anyone who is a swindler, a cheat or just plain dishonest.
Meshuga means “crazy” in Yiddish. A person who is meshuga is called a meshuganer.
Get schlepped in as we tackle this Yiddish word!
Both meanings of the Yiddish word chazer—“pig” and “review”—have their source in the Hebrew language.
It's based on the Yiddish word heim, which means “home,” it describes things that are homey or familiar.
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