Jewish Word

From Yiddish to Hebrew to English, Moment’s Jewish Word sheds light on the origins, evolution and impact of words and phrases that have entered today’s discourse and popular culture.

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  • Jewish Word | When the Past Is Present and the Present Is Past

    We Jews are obsessed with history. From ancient to modern times, from the Flood to the Exodus to the destruction of the Temples and the exiles, from the Middle Ages to the Inquisition and the pogroms to the Holocaust to the establishment of the State of Israel, we recall and retell our history....

  • Jewish Word | Challah

    The word “challah” made its first appearance more than 2,500 years ago....

  • Jewish Word | Emet

    Suppose you’ve made a golem, a man-shaped figure of clay, and you want to bring it to life....

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