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The Story of Yiddish: How a Mish-Mosh of Languages Saved the Jews
     

The Story of Yiddish: How a Mish-Mosh of Languages Saved the Jews

by Neal Karlen
 

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Yiddish—an oft-considered "gutter" language—is an unlikely survivor of the ages, much like the Jews themselves. Its survival has been an incredible journey, especially considering how often Jews have tried to kill it themselves. Underlying Neal Karlen's unique, brashly entertaining, yet thoroughly researched telling of the language's story is the notion

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