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  • 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...

  • Yiddish Language Structuresby Björn Hansen; Marion Aptroot

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    The book presents ten data-based studies on structural aspects of Yiddish in the light of modern linguistic theories which are of interest to linguists and philologists. The contributions address several levels of the language system including morphology, syntax and lexicology, and put special emphasis on mechanisms of internal and contact-induced... 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...

  • 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...

  • Sonnenuntergang auf eisig-blauen Wegenby Armin Eidherr

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 50.06

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  • Dirty Yiddishby Adrienne Gusoff

    Ulysses Press 2012; US$ 10.00

    GET D!RTY Next time you?re chattin? with your khaverim (friends) and mishpukheh (family), bust out some Yiddish expressions that?ll liven up the conversation, including: ? Cool slang ? Funny insults ? Explicit sex terms ? Raw swear words Dirty Yiddish teaches the casual expressions heard every day on the streets of New York: What?s... more...

  • Yiddishby Miriam Weinstein

    Steerforth Press 2012; US$ 16.99

    This first-ever popular history of Yiddish is so full of life that it reads like a biography of the language. For a thousand years Yiddish was the glue that held a people together. Through the intimacies of daily use, it linked European Jews with their heroic past, their spiritual universe, their increasingly far-flung relations. In it they produced... 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...

  • 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...

  • From Kabbalah to Class Struggleby Mikhail Krutikov

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 60.00

    From Kabbalah to Class Struggle is an intellectual biography of Meir Wiener (1893-1941), a Austrian Jewish intellectual and a student of Jewish mysticism, who emigrated to the Soviet Union in 1926 and reinvented himself as a Marxist scholar and Yiddish writer. more...