This Underwood typewriter features Yiddish letters of the aleph-beys, on display at the Museum of the City of New York.

A Yiddish revival is underway at this prestigious Chinese university


Yiddish once thrived among European Jews. Now, it’s considered an endangered language. But over the past few years, there’s been growing interest in the language, including in China, where students at one of the country’s most prestigious universities are now learning it.

A 1923 studio portrait of the In zikh ("Introspectivist") poetry group.

Jennifer Kronovet studied Yiddish so she could communicate with the dead

Mendy Cahan in his library, Yung YiDish, at Tel Aviv's Central Bus Station.

He calls Yiddish a language of life — so translating Oscar-winner ‘Son of Saul’ was an especially dark experience