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- Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 12.37
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 desert;... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 69.00
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...
- Jason Aronson, Inc. 1997; US$ 47.99
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
Basic Yiddish: A Grammar and Workbook comprises an accessible reference grammar with related exercises in a single volume. The workbook is structured around 36 short units, each presenting relevant grammar points which are explained using multiple examples in jargon-free language. Basic Yiddish is suitable for both class use as well as independent... more...
- 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...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00
Taking stock of Yiddish literature in 1939, critic Shmuel Niger highlighted the increasing number and importance of women writers. However, awareness of women Yiddish writers diminished over the years. Today, a modest body of novels, short stories, poems and essays by Yiddish women may be found in English translation online and in print, and little... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2005; US$ 25.95
Acting as an important historical archive for the Jews of eastern Europe, The Rise of Modern Yiddish Culture examines the progress of Yiddish culture from its origins in Tsarist and inter-war Poland to its apex with the founding of the Yiddish Scientific Institute in 1925. more...
- Greystone Books 2015; US$ 19.99
A testament to the miraculous beings that share our planet and the places that they live, The Wild in You is a deeply-felt creative collaboration between one of our time?s best nature photographers and a very talented and creative poet. Inspired by the majestic and savage beauty of Ian McAllister?s photographs, Lorna Crozier translates the wild... more...
- 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...
- OUP Oxford 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...