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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  • charlottesville

    Jewish Word | Is Everyone a White Supremacist?

    The term, historically used to describe an adherent to the ideology of white supremacy, is now thrown around so often that it no longer is always clear what it means. That's a dangerous trend. ...

  • Jewish Word | Israeli Elections Slogans Get Personal

    As Israeli elections near, Moment looks at the history of political slogans in the country's elections. From Mapai to Rabin, Netanyahu and Benny Gantz. ...

  • bogart

    Jewish Word | Shamash

    n the 1946 film The Big Sleep, based on the Raymond Chandler mystery of the same name, Carmen—the promiscuous, drug-addicted younger sister of Lauren Bacall’s character—sizes up Philip Marlowe, played by Humphrey Bogart, and asks him, “What are you, a prizefighter?” Bogart responds, “No,...

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