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 | Bark Mitzvah

    The first known bark mitzvah took place in 1958 in Beverly Hills, California. ...

  • Jewish Word | The Wandering Jew

    Every autumn, Jews all over the world read the Torah portion Lech Lecha, in which God instructs the future patriarch Abraham to abandon his native land for a promised one...

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    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. ...

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