Published July 12, 2016
Yiddish is spoken by as many as 1.5 million people, primarily in the United States, Israel, and pockets of Eastern Europe. The historical language of Ashkenazi Jews, it emerged in Central Europe at the height of the 9th century as a creolization of Germanic and Slavic dialects with Hebrew and Aramaic. Though the Yiddish-speaking community once numbered over 10 million people, it fell into decline by the mid-twentieth century following the revival of Hebrew and mass Jewish migrations after World War II. Read more on Wikipedia: http://bit.ly/29Wrphi.