Has Yiddish been abandoned?
There still isn’t even a page devoted to it and it has been in progress for years. I’ve se n almost every language here be announced, developed, and released yet none have taken as long as Yiddish.
It might be the longest any course has taken to reach 19% but Yiddish still has 133 days before it becomes the slowest course in Duolingo history to complete phase 1. And by then, the record might have moved even further as Yiddish is the fourth oldest course currently in phase 1.
And? That doesn't change anything I said. Yiddish also entered before Czech and Japanese but more than two months after Spanish for Italian. Yiddish entered 995 days ago, the record (held by English for Thai) is 1127 days, thus Yiddish won't be breaking any records in the next 132 days.
Not all English speakers are comfortable with the American flag as the English speaking flag. It's not possible to please everyone. The Menorah is not only religious but also cultural. It's the same thing as the Star of David on the Israeli flag. Even I have a Menorah at home. I'm not even Jewish. All Nordic countries have the cross on their flag. I can assure you that there are critical voices against them too.