Sarah Benor loved hearing the mix of Hebrew and English at childhood summer camp. Now a prize-winning sociolinguist, she reflects on how Hebrew impacts her American Jewish identity.
It's not that American Jews can't learn Hebrew-they actively won't. Michael Weingrad argues that the psychological history of immigration is the reason why.
Hebrew was the only way Anat Mooreville could communicate with her Romanian-born grandparents. A beautiful reflection on home as "a place beyond language."
For Adam Rovner, teaching "Yad Vashem," a Hebrew story by Aharon Megged published in 1955, the challenges start with the name itself.
Is Hebrew an abyss--or a bridge to new worlds? Brandeis PhD student Aviv Ben Or muses on the language that inspires him.
Robert Whitehill-Bashan had the uncanny experience of seeing an elegant Hebrew poem on his Facebook feed--and realizing it was his own.
Wendy Zierler of Hebrew Union College digs into the Israeli tv hit "The Jews are Coming," which offers Hebrew satire of Jewish history.
Novelist Dara Horn dares to ask the question: Why are there still only three kinds of American Jews who are allowed to learn Hebrew?