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  • In Lithuania, Yiddish teacher becomes unlikely bulwark against far right

    February 24, 2015 | 1:48 pm

    Dovid Katz isn’t typically a hard man to miss. With his bushy charcoal beard, heavy physique and trademark all-black outfits, Katz, a New York-born scholar of Yiddish, resembles a character from a Harry Potter film.

    But at one of Europe’s more unusual neo-Nazi marches, complete...

  • The Once and Future Yiddish Language

    By Zackary Sholem Berger

    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...