First issue Journal of Jewish Languages published

We are pleased to announce the first issue of the Journal of Jewish Languages, edited by Ofra Tirosh-Becker and Sarah Bunin Benor. The journal is available in print and online, and the publisher, Brill, is offering free online access to the first issue here:

Contents of Journal of Jewish Languages, Volume 1, Issue 1:

  • Sarah Bunin Benor; Ofra Tirosh-Becker. A New Venue for Research on Jewish Languages. 3 –7.
  • David M. Bunis. Writing More and Less ‘Jewishly’ in Judezmo and Yiddish. 9–75.
  • Alexander Beider. Reapplying the Language Tree Model to the History of Yiddish. 77 –121.
  • Moshe Bar-Asher. A Maghrebian Sharḥ to the Hafṭara for the Minḥa Service on the Day of Atonement. 123 –134.
  • Ophira Gamliel. Voices Yet to Be Heard: On Listening to the Last Speakers of Jewish Malayalam. 135 –167.


  • Rakhmiel Peltz. Review of Soldat-Jaffe, Tatjana. 2012. Twenty-First Century Yiddishism. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press. 169 –172.
  • George Jochnowitz. Review of Fudeman, Kirsten. 2010. Vernacular Voices: Language and Identity in Medieval French Communities. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 173 –176.

You can learn more about the journal, subscribe, and submit articles here:

Ofra Tirosh-Becker and Sarah Bunin Benor,

Editors-in-Chief, Journal of Jewish Languages