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Imagine you’re checking Facebook one day, and you spot a post from a friend gleefully announcing their big promotion. How do you feel? Envious, perhaps? Jealous? Both would be quite understandable reactions. To feel discontented or resentful when faced with someone else’s good luck or achievements is a common (and dare we say it, even […]more
If you’ve ever noshed on a bagel with your schnoz stuck in a schmaltzy novel, or schlepped to a party to schmooze with the mavens and machers, you know all about the influence of Yiddish on modern English. But what about Hebrew? Thanks to English translations of the Bible, Hebrew-derived words have been playing their […]more