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- Multilingual Matters 2004; US$ 59.95
John Myhill argues that the usage of language in Jewish societies can be understood as following from certain specific principles, particularly regarding the relationship between language and identity. He discusses the revival of Hebrew, Hebrew in the diaspora, the survival of Yiddish and more. more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 1998; US$ 14.00
One doesn't have to be Jewish to recognize the words that have made their way into every fold of popular language: Chutzpah, Mensch, Tokhes, Mishmash, Nudge, Shtick, Schmaltzy, Schlep, Icky, and so on. Then there are phrases whose meaning and syntax are borrowed from Yiddish: "bite your tongue", "drop dead", "enough already", and "excuse the expression".... more...
- BRILL 2010; US$ 146.00
This work is one of the first studies presenting a comprehensive linguistic investigation into non-literary Judaeo-Arabic. Its main focus is the diachronic description of letters from the Cairo Genizah, while distinguishing between features of epistolary Arabic and vernacular phenomena. more...
- St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 8.99
A cross between Henry Beard's Latin for All Occasions and Ben Schott's Schott's Original Miscellany , JUST SAY NU is a practical guide to using Yiddish words and expressions in day-to-day situations. Along with enough grammar to enable readers to put together a comprehensible sentence and avoid embarrassing mistakes, Wex also explains the five... more...
- University of Ottawa Press 2007; US$ 19.99
The texts collected in this volume unveil the practice and the methods of the translators and scholars who contributed to the reemergence of Yiddish in contemporary Canada. Each of the personalities discussed enlarged the historical position and interpreted various aspects of the Yiddish language in Montreal that until recently remained obscure or... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 19.95
Een zeer toegankelijk onderzoek naar de rituelen rond de jaarwisseling.Bij de jaarwisseling staat de uitwisseling van wensen en geschenken in het teken van hoop op een goede toekomst. In de zakelijke sfeer zijn de geschenken vaak vormen van liefdadigheid of een beloning voor bewezen diensten of goede resultaten.Het ritueel zelf en de ideeën erachter... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...