Children in a Yiddish-speaking Talmud Torah school run by Kretshnif Hasidim in Rehovot, September 18, 2017. Gil Cohen-Magen

War on Hebrew For Some ultra-Orthodox, There Can Be Only One Language

As members of insular Hasidic communities integrate into Israeli society, spiritual leaders are waging a campaign to preserve Yiddish

Attendees of this year’s Purim party hosted by Nadvorna Hasidim in Bnei Brak got an unexpected welcome at the door: They were told to take off their costumes. The organizers were referring to the holiday...

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