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  • New Readings of Yiddish Montreal - Traduire le Montréal yiddishby Pierre Anctil; Norman Ravvin; Sherry Simon

    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...

  • How Strange the Changeby Marc Caplan

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 60.00

    In this book, Marc Caplan argues that the literatures of ostensibly marginal modern cultures are key to understanding modernism. Caplan undertakes an unprecedented comparison of nineteenth-century Yiddish literature and twentieth-century Anglophone and Francophone African literature and reveals unexpected similarities between them. These literatures... more...

  • Gelukkig nieuwjaarby Eveline Doelman

    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...

  • Sonnenuntergang auf eisig-blauen Wegenby Armin Eidherr

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 48.41

    Welche Traditionsstränge prägen die jiddische Literatur? Was sind die Voraussetzungen für das Verständnis jiddischer literarischer Werke? Wie werden Sprache und Diasporaerfahrungen charakteristischerweise thematisiert? Diesen Fragen widmet sich Armin Eidherr in diesem Band. Er liefert einen chronologischen Aufriss der jiddischen Literaturgeschichte... more...

  • A Goy Who Speaks Yiddishby Aya Elyada

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 60.00

    This book explores the unique phenomenon of Christian engagement with Yiddish language and literature from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the late eighteenth century. By exploring the motivations for Christian interest in Yiddish, and the differing ways in which Yiddish was discussed and treated in Christian texts, A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish... more...

  • Drek!by Yetta Emmes; Kim Wilson Brandt

    Penguin Group US 1998; US$ 13.00

    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...

  • The Eighteenth-Century Language Text of Jüdischer Sprach-meisterby Jordan D Finkin

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 159.95

    Though little studied, this text is important not only for the fields of Yiddish literature and linguistics, where it offers a lengthy continuous text in a language lacking a particularly robust corpus, but also for the history of German-Jewish relations, highlighted by the irony of an anti-Semitic work preserving a Yiddish linguistic resource. The... 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...

  • Czernowitz at 100by Joshua A. Fogel; Keith Weiser; Zachary Baker; David Birnbaum; Marc Caplan; Matthew Hoffman; Philip Hollander; Leye Lipsky; Rebecca Margolis; Ezra Mendelsohn; Jess Olson; Rakhmiel Peltz; Mordkhe Schaechter; Marie Schumacher-Brunhes; Kalman Weiser

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 79.99

    Czernowitz at 100 represents a collection that assesses the achievements and fate of those who participated in the 1908 Yiddish Language Conference that was held in Czernowitz, now known as Chernivtsi in Ukraine. Featuring contributions from a new generation of scholars re-examining eastern European Jewish life, each contributor examines the successes... 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...