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People who don’t know Yiddish are hostile to it because people who know it claim they’re doing a groyse (large) mitzvah by speaking it, even though it alienates the majority of Jews today trying to learn Torah who don’t speak it. The Mitzvah of teaching Torah to the masses is a tremendous mitzvah, which I’m sure is even larger than this alleged Mitzvah of speaking in Yiddish, which the Jews weren’t able to fulfill until its universal adoption a few hundreds of years ago. Moshe Rabbeinu would want Torah taught in a language that the masses understand, based on Rashi in Mishpatim that specifies that the Torah should be placed before Klal yisroel like a “set table”.