Judaism and Yiddish

Solomon Birnbaum


“If God grant that the earth will be full of understanding, and everyone will speak the same language, Ashkenazic, then only (the form) Brisk will be written.” That is how Meir ben Moses Hacohen, the father of Sabbatai Hacohen, wrote it. We infer that by “Ashkenazic” he meant Yiddish, since Brisk is the Yiddish name of the town that is called in…

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