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  • Born to Kvetchby Michael Wex

    Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 17.50

    Kvetching is to the Jewish soul what breathing is to the Jewish body. For Jews, kvetching is a way of understanding the world. It is rooted, like so much of Jewish culture, in the Bible where the Israelites grumble endlessly. They complain about their problems, and complain as much about the solutions. They kvetch in Egypt and they kvetch in the... more...

  • Talk Dirty Yiddishby Ilene Schneider

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 7.95

    "This is the Yiddish they didn?t teach in Hebrew school. Talk Dirty: Yiddish gives you the lowdown on how to really spit the Hebrew alphabet. With plenty of slang, curses, and idiomatic expressions, this book gives your Yiddish vocabulary a real kick in the toches with entries like the one below: Yiddish phrase: Groisser potz Translation: Big shot... more...

  • Yiddish: Turning to Lifeby Joshua A. Fishman

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 224.00

    Worldwide interest in Yiddish has often concentrated on its secular forms of expression: its literature, its theater, its journalism and its political-party associations. This all-encompassing study, covers these phenomena as well as investigating the demographic and political mushrooming of Yiddish-speaking Ultra-Orthodoxy, both in America and in... more...

  • My Mother's Sabbath Daysby Chaim Grade; Channa Kleinerman Goldstein

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1997; US$ 45.99

    This tender and moving memoir by the great Yiddish writer Chaim Grade takes us to the very source of his widely praised novels and poems_the city of Vilna, the 'Jerusalem of Lithuania,' during the years before World War II. more...

  • Basic Yiddishby Rebecca Margolis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    First Published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzlby Alice Nakhimovsky; Roberta Newman

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 22.99

    At the turn of the 20th century, Jewish families scattered by migration could stay in touch only through letters. Jews in the Russian Empire and America wrote business letters, romantic letters, and emotionally intense family letters. But for many Jews who were unaccustomed to communicating their public and private thoughts in writing, correspondence... more...

  • Adventures in Yiddishlandby Jeffrey Shandler

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 31.95

    Adventures in Yiddishland examines the transformation of Yiddish in the six decades since the Holocaust, tracing its shift from the language of daily life for millions of Jews to what the author terms a postvernacular language of diverse and expanding symbolic value. With a thorough command of modern Yiddish culture as well as its centuries-old history,... more...

  • Early Yiddish Texts 1100-1750by Jerold C. Frakes

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 54.99

    This is the first comprehensive anthology of early Yiddish literature for more than a century. It includes the broad range of genres that define the corpus: from heroic epic and devotional literature to oaths, legends, fables, and riddles. The 130 texts in the original Hebrew alphabet have all been freshly edited from the earliest extant sources; introductory... more...

  • EYDES (Evidence of Yiddish Documented in European Societies)by Ulrike Kiefer; Robert Neumann; Wolfgang Putschke; Marvin Herzog; Andrew Sunshine; Frédéric Hartweg

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 133.00

    At eydes.de, the vast archive of The Language and Culture Atlas of Ashkenazic Jewry, with its 5000 hours of recorded testimony in Yiddish about Ashkenazic society in Europe, can now be accessed and researched via the Internet. In 18 contributions scholars comment on the collection?s research potentials, discuss data and methodology and throw new light... more...

  • Faithful Renderingsby Naomi Seidman

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    Faithful Renderings reads translation history through the lens of Jewish–Christian difference and, conversely, views Jewish–Christian difference as an effect of translation. Subjecting translation to a theological-political analysis, Seidman asks how the charged Jewish–Christian relationship—and more particularly the dependence... more...