Zackary Sholem Berger
May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm
January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm
"Words on Fire: The Unfinished Story of Yiddish" by Dovid Katz (Basic Books, $26.95).
Given the sentimentality of much recent writing on the subject, American Jews might be forgiven for believing that no one with a critical eye, or without sepia-colored glasses, could possibly...