The Scripps National Spelling Bee highlights the richness of the English lexicon by picking some tough entries with foreign roots.
Despite the primacy of Christmas in American culture, the visibility of Hanukkah in pop culture reminds Jews that they have their own holiday in which they can take pride.
Painstaking reconstruction of fragments of text has revealed the working draft of an ancient Jewish calendar and priestly duty schedule.
We underestimate the power of language to divide and to bring people closer together, scholars say.
The nativity offers an enticing opportunity to discover how words and interpretations have shaped the story and our understanding of it.