Yiddish proverb: Most people are more comfortable with old problems than with new solutions.
Whether you are a gentile wanting to learn more about the Yiddish language, or are Yiddish and wanting to learn English to correspond better with the rest of the world, there are plenty of online dictionaries to help you out.
While there are some universities that offer Yiddish programs, the chance of using the language is becoming less and less possible, making it more difficult for students to pick it up.
Harkavy's Yiddish-English, English-Yiddish Dictionary differs from the others in that it's geared more towards Yiddish speakers looking up English, rather than the other way around.
Today Yiddish is still written and spoken in Orthodox Jewish communities, although it is still the first language learned in many Hasidic communities.
It gives links to find larger Yiddish dictionaries, as well as separate pages for things like a Yiddish glossary and Yiddish slang.
The Yiddish language was developed by the Ashkenazi Jewish culture around the 10th century, with it being their primary language.
Polish, Yiddish and German are widely spoken.
Josippon subsequently appeared in many forms, one of the most popular being in Yiddish (JudaeoGerman), with quaint illustrations.
In Finland the population is composed of Finnish-speaking and Swedish-speaking Protestants; the Baltic provinces are inhabited by German-speaking, Lettspeaking and Esth-speaking Lutherans; the inhabitants of the south-western provinces are chiefly Polish-speaking Roman Catholics and Yiddish-speaking Jews; in the Crimea and on the Middle Volga there are a considerable number of Tatarspeaking Mahommedans; and in the Caucasus there is a conglomeration of races and languages such as is to be found on no other portion of the earth's surface.