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  • 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...

  • Autochthonous Texts in the Arabic Dialect of the Jews in Tiberiasby Aharon Geva-Kleinberger

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 63.18

    The soul of this book is not just linguistic. The author creates an innovative approach, combining language with anthropology and history, and this can serve a medley of researchers in interdisciplinary fields.The texts introduce the long and rich inheritance of the Arabic-speaking Jews of Tiberias. They have lived there for centuries with only brief... 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...

  • 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...

  • Colloquial Yiddish (eBook And MP3 Pack)by Lily Kahn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.00

    Specially written by an experienced teacher, Colloquial Yiddish offers a step-by-step approach to Yiddish as it is spoken and written today. Colloquial Yiddish provides the first widely available, easily accessible, comprehensive Yiddish course designed primarily for the twenty-first-century international English-speaking independent learner and... 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...

  • 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...

  • Dialects of the Yiddish Languageby D. Katz

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    Modern research on dialects of the Yiddish language focuses in many instances upon Western Yiddish and the application of Yiddish dialectology to the study of older Yiddish and non-Yiddish monuments. The Second Oxford Winter Symposium on Yiddish Language and Literature reflects this trend and this collection of papers from the conference explores a... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...