My Mother’s Life

How Chava Rosenfarb survived the Lodz ghetto to write a masterpiece about the experience

Why Is This Knight Different?

As HBO’s medieval fantasy Game of Thrones returns, imagining a Jewish version of the Seven Kingdoms

What’s Your Sign?

A Yiddish-inflected horoscope that’s equal parts astrology and menschy

Sundown: Obama Aims To Delay Sequester

Plus David Axelrod gets a new gig

Vocabulary Word of the Day: Kibitzer

A word for Jews and card players alike

Sundown: Egypt Riots on Anniversary of Revolt

Plus Bernard Malamud stories to get a celluloid second life

Daybreak: Iran Sets Up Spy Posts in Syria

Plus Colin Powell backs Hagel for Defense Secretary

The New Jew-Speak, via Google

Sarah Bunin Benor’s new Jewish English Lexicon crowd-sources distinctive contributions to the language

Old McYankel Had a Farm

With 200 acres, a love of the mamaloshen, and little by way of experience, a dreamer starts Yiddish Farm

Is Yiddish Getting Popular Among Arab Israelis?

The mame-loshn may be finding new speakers

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