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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 109.99
Looking at the grammars of Hebrew and several varieties of Arabic, Shlonsky examines clausal architecture and verb movement and the role of agreement in natural language, using Chomsky's Government and Binding approach. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 25.00
?In a shimmering gem of a new book, the critic and translator Hillel Halkin has brought to life, with vibrant and personal immediacy, the passions, ideas, sensibilities, convictions?and the voice?of this emblematic Jewish spirit. . . . Our own period has seen renewed interest in Halevi, of which Halkin?s book, coruscating and compulsively readable,... more...
- 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...