Alexander Jabbari

Alexander Jabbari

Alexander Jabbari is the Farzaneh family assistant professor of Persian language and literature at the University of Oklahoma. His book, “The Making of Persianate Modernity: Language and Literary History between Iran and India,” is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.

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Yiddish and Arabic Share an Uncommon Commonality

Yiddish and Arabic Share an Uncommon Commonality

For the Zionists, Yiddish represented the weak, emasculated Jew of the shtetl. They saw it as feminine, backward and hybrid, a mixture of many languages. This stood in stark contrast with Hebrew, which they associated with the new, muscular Jewish identity they sought to engender in Palestine.

Alexander Jabbari