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PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Education Minister Naftali Bennet

More than words: Why it matters Netanyahu and Bennett met in English

For two men who truly despise each other, perhaps it takes the language of Shakespeare to sit together while plotting how to stab the other in the back.

11/04/2021
The Yale University campus

Yale to offer beginner Yiddish courses to fulfill language requirements

The beginner courses, which will start in the fall, will likely develop into levels of increasingly advanced courses in Yiddish as a spoken and written language.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
07/04/2021
Language app DuoLingo launches Yiddish program

A bagel? Yoh bitteh! Language app Duolingo launches Yiddish program

Duolingo worked with a number of creators for several years to create the program that contains thousands of words, sentences and exercises.

Jewish-Ethiopian scholarship and taking pride in Ethiopian heritage

While the ‘Generation of the Desert’ was slowly coming to terms with the reality of Israel most students would only meet an Ethiopian adult in a menial position. Language, in that sense, has great power and pride.

Does Israel have an Anglo vote to be courted in the election?

What are the common issues that Anglos may wish to influence in the political arena, aside from more professionally translated restaurant menus?

You say sidewalk, I say pavement

My fingers find it impossible to ignore the “U” key when I want to describe a colour, or a neighbour, the Labour Party or a sense of humour

By JANE BIRAN
10/03/2021

Far Right, antisemites' secret language used online exposed by new study

The sophisticated coded language makes use of individual phrases, numbers and symbols and complex visual cues.

01/03/2021
Buff bubbe breaks the Internet after gym interview

Beloved Israeli gym bubbe has a thick American accent — and that’s great

Translanguaging describes the ways that all users of language use all available linguistic resources to communicate effectively with others.

By SHARON AVNI/JTA
25/02/2021
Students attend class in the Nafit 1, a modern school built with the aid of a grant from Kuwait, in

Int'l Mother Tongue Day finds most Middle Eastern children multilingual

Speaking one language in school and speak another at home can be a "big problem" but new approaches could help, expert says.

By MARCY OSTER/THE MEDIA LINE
22/02/2021
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