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  • 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...