Through a series of unexpected life experiences I've undergone in the past two years I've lost my interest in language and linguistic research as I've come to realize that language is not only limited but also limiting and there seems to be vast space that transcends language and the intellect with language as its main tool.
Nevertheless I've kept my interest in some specific languages though I've also lost my interest in some others. Hebrew and Yiddish remain important as tools for my spiritual growth, and English as a tool for my intellectual growth. Unfortunately, I seem to be able to find any value in my continued active use of Esperanto though I won't forget it.
I have a much more complicated relationship with Russian - a kind of "love-hate" relationship. To make a long story short, I now have a renewed interest in Russian (as well as Russia and Russian Jewry). While looking for films to watch, I stumbled upon some Russian melodrama with an English subtitle a few weeks ago. Since then I'm hooked again on Russian films with English subtitles.
Watching these films, I saw how Russian, which I consider the most beautiful language on this planet, could still touch and move my heart. So I've decided to resume my study of Russian for pure emotional pleasure with no practical benefits.
Having also started to read or listen to my former favorite websites in Russian, I also see that I still feel close to Russian and Jewish Russian culture - definitely much closer than to Modern Israeli (non-haredi) culture.