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  • A Question of Traditionby Kathryn Hellerstein

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    In A Question of Tradition , Kathryn Hellerstein explores the roles that women poets played in forming a modern Yiddish literary tradition. Women who wrote in Yiddish go largely unrecognized outside a rapidly diminishing Yiddish readership. Even in the heyday of Yiddish literature, they were regarded as marginal. But for over four centuries, women... 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...

  • In the Illuminated Darkby Tuvia Ruebner; Rachel Tzvia Back

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    Loss defines the crossbeams and chronicles of Tuvia Ruebner?s life. Born in 1924 into a semi-secular Jewish family in Slovakia, Ruebner was also born into the catastrophe that would follow?the extermination of European Jewry and of his own family in the Holocaust. Hitler became chancellor of Germany on Ruebner?s ninth birthday. Six years later, the... more...

  • The Full Severity of Compassionby Chana Kronfeld

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 55.00

    Yehuda Amichai (1924-2000) was the foremost Israeli poet of the twentieth century and an internationally influential literary figure whose poetry has been translated into some 40 languages. Hitherto, no comprehensive literary study of Amichai's poetry has appeared in English. This long-awaited book seeks to fill the gap. Widely considered one of... more...

  • Language in Jewish Societyby John Myhill

    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...

  • Late Samaritan Hebrewby Moshe Florentin

    BRILL 2004; US$ 197.00

    This book provides a comprehensive grammatical and lexicographical review of all types of late Samaritan Hebrew in all their literary manifestations from the twelfth century to the present. Much of it is devoted to description of Hybrid Samaritan Hebrew (HSH), which since the 13th is used as the main written language of the Samaritan community more...

  • Yehuda Haleviby Hillel Halkin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 25.00

    Part of the Jewish Encounter series A masterly biography of Yehuda Halevi, one of the greatest of Hebrew poets and a shining example of the synthesis of religion and culture that defined the golden age of medieval Spanish Jewry.   Like Maimonides, with whom he contrasts sharply, Yehuda Halevi spanned multiple worlds. Poet, philosopher, and physician,... more...

  • The Dream of the Poemby Peter Cole

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 30.95

    Hebrew culture experienced a renewal in medieval Spain that produced what is arguably the most powerful body of Jewish poetry written since the Bible. Fusing elements of East and West, Arabic and Hebrew, and the particular and the universal, this verse embodies an extraordinary sensuality and intense faith that transcend the limits of language, place,... more...

  • Parenthesis in Biblical Hebrewby Tamar Zewi

    BRILL 2007; US$ 175.00

    In its examination of parenthesis in Biblical Hebrew, this book presents a linguistic description of Biblical Hebrew parenthetical units through integration of several research disciplines and scholarly approaches: linguistics, discourse studies, text linguistics, textual philology, comparative Semitics, Bible translations, and literature. more...

  • The Secular Poetry of El'azar ben Ya'aqov ha-Bavliby Wout van Bekkum

    BRILL 2006; US$ 138.00

    A critical edition with introduction and commentaries of the poetry of Elazar ha-Bavli (Baghdad, 13th century). more...