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Pete Davidson to star in autobiographical comedy series with a Yiddish name

Bupkis is one of those few Yiddish words that have become part of the American lexicon. It’s also the name of Pete Davidson’s new show.

Pete Davidson to star in Yiddish-named comedy series

Did Emmanuel Macron use Yiddish in his presidential debate with Marine Le Pen?

French president appears to inject popular Yiddishism in his presidential debate with Marine Le Pen.

Did Macron use Yiddish in his debate with Marine Le Pen?

The Ukrainian Jew who saved Yiddish music from oblivion

New documentary highlights role played by one Ukrainian Jew in preserving Yiddish music before and after the Holocaust.

The Ukrainian Jew who saved Yiddish music from oblivion

Yiddish theater category on ‘Jeopardy!’ makes one knowledgable contestant a rich(er) man

'Jeopardy!' devotes entire category to Yiddish theater, marking resurgence of what was once a niche ethnic interest.

'Jeopardy!’ features entire category for Yiddish theater

Sweden’s national theater stages its first-ever Yiddish production

In first, Swedish theater presents first-ever Yiddish production. 'Jewish culture should be part of Swedish culture,' organizer says.

Sweden’s national theater stages first-ever Yiddish production

Renowned San Francisco Jewish street poet Jack Hirschman dies at 87

Hirschman, who released 100 works, was the city's poet laureate for three years and also translated Yiddish poetry.

San Francisco Jewish street poet Jack Hirschman dies at 87

Watch: Haredi soldiers train - in Yiddish

Haredi paratroopers train for combat to commands in Yiddish.

Watch: Haredi soldiers train - in Yiddishplayer

Yale to offer courses in Yiddish to fulfill language requirements

Yale launching beginner Yiddish classes, expanding its program from translation and research to spoken language.

Yale to offer courses in Yiddish

Mazel Tov: Duolingo introduces Yiddish course

Your Bobbe will be proud: Yiddish will be the 40th language offered on the app.

Duolingo launches Yiddish course

How one man saved the world’s Yiddish literature from being lost

Stories, places and events that shaped the Jewish world.

How one man saved the world’s Yiddish literature from being lost

The first ‘Harry Potter’ book is now available in Yiddish

Swedish publisher releases first-ever Yiddish version of Harry Potter.

The first ‘Harry Potter’ book is now available in Yiddish

Yiddish institute YIVO, facing budget shortfall, lays off its library staff

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, dedicated to promoting study and preservation of Yiddish culture, faces major budget shortfall.

Yiddish institute YIVO lays off its library staff

Hollywood actor to be honored for promoting Yiddish

Film star Seth Rogen to be honored for promoting Jewish identity, Yiddish.

Hollywood actor to be honored for promoting Yiddish

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in Yiddish makes a match

Life imitates art, actors playing young couple in Yiddish production of Fiddler on the Roof get engaged.

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in Yiddish makes a match

NYC council member wants Yiddish taught in public school

City council member proposes dual-language Yiddish-English program at a NYC public school - the first of its kind in the US.

NYC council member wants Yiddish taught in public school

Haredi school in UK rated 'inadequate' for teaching in Yiddish

Jewish private school for boys near Manchester rated inadequate by Britain’s education watchdog, citing how pupils not taught in English.

Haredi school in UK rated 'inadequate' for teaching in Yiddish

'New Testament' - in Yiddish?

Christian book translated into Yiddish found distributed along street in Jerusalem's 'Mea Shearim' haredi neighborhood.

'New Testament' - in Yiddish?

95-year-old Holocaust survivor teaches Yiddish at a camp

At this Jewish camp, a 95-year-old Holocaust survivor teaches kids both Yiddish and Jewish history.

95-year-old Holocaust survivor teaches Yiddish at a camp

Grave of influential Yiddish writer discovered at former gulag

Pinchus Kahanovich, Jewish writer and anti-fascist resistance fighter, perished in Soviet camp for political prisoners.

Grave of influential Yiddish writer discovered at former gulag

Yiddish-Cuban opera to premiere in Havana

Opera based on 86-year-old Yiddish poem will have its premiere in Havana next month.

Yiddish-Cuban opera to premiere in Havana

Vizhnitzer Rebbe: Talk in Yiddish, not Hebrew

In gathering, head of Vizhnitzer dynasty calls upon followers to give up cell phones - even Kosher ones - and speak in Yiddish.

Vizhnitzer Rebbe: Talk in Yiddish, not Hebrew

NYC makes voting forms available in Yiddish

New York City Board of Elections makes voting registration forms available in Yiddish.

NYC makes voting registration forms available in Yiddish

Veteran actor Fyvush Finkel dies at 93

Fyvush Finkel, an Emmy Award-winning actor who began his career performing in the Yiddish theater, has died at 93.

Veteran actor Fyvush Finkel dies at 93

The Yiddish words I missed after my mother died

Language as an expression of love.

The Yiddish words I missed after my mother died

Why scientists are fighting about Yiddish

Science has finally provided evidence that Yoda is a Jew — or at least he speaks like one.

Why scientists are fighting about the origins of Yiddish

Shalom Aleichem comes to 2016 Tel Aviv

Arutz Sheva attends Tel Aviv Festival held in the writer's memory and watches the 1939 Yiddish film Tevye. No fiddlers on the roof.

Shalom Aleichem comes to 2016 Tel Aviv

Yiddish speakers say 'Gevalt' over Trump's comment

Trump's comments about Hillary Clinton being "schlonged" by Obama not welcomed by participants at New York Yiddish festival.

Yiddish speakers say 'Gevalt' over Trump's comment

Video Campaign Target Yiddish Hareidi Aliyah

YouTube campaign by World Mizrachi movement, initiated by Jeremy Gimpel, calls on hareidi to immigrate to Israel - in Yiddish.

Video Campaign Target Yiddish Hareidi Aliyahplayer

The Yiddish Language Alive in... Japan

A Japanese linguist, who compiled the world's first Yiddish-Japanese dictionary, proves one doesn't have to be Jewish to love Yiddish.

The Yiddish Language Alive in... Japan