Some of the posters and notices in the Haredi Ashkenazi neighborhoods, such as Batei Ungarin, are printed in Yiddish. Extreme Haredi communities consider the Hebrew language sacred (Leshon HaKodesh in Hebrew), to be used only for religious purposes; Yiddish is considered “secular”, and is in routine daily use. The Yiddish language (literally “Jewish Language”) is derived from High German, used by Ashkenazi Jews and is written in the Hebrew alphabet. In most Hasidic communities it is the first language learned, at home and school.
A notice in Yiddish reads “Please! Don’t knock on the door between 2 and 4 pm and after 10 at night and on Friday after 1”. Notice on a door of a dwelling unit in the Batei Ungarin Neighborhood.