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  • 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...

  • Talk Dirty Yiddishby Ilene Schneider

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 7.95

    "This is the Yiddish they didn?t teach in Hebrew school. Talk Dirty: Yiddish gives you the lowdown on how to really spit the Hebrew alphabet. With plenty of slang, curses, and idiomatic expressions, this book gives your Yiddish vocabulary a real kick in the toches with entries like the one below: Yiddish phrase: Groisser potz Translation: Big shot... more...

  • Spelling Morphologyby Dorit Diskin Ravid

    Springer 2011; US$ 149.00

    Modern Hebrew is a highly synthetic Semitic language--its lexicon is rich in morphemes. This volume supplies the first in-depth psycholinguistic analysis of the interaction between morphological knowledge and spelling in Hebrew. It also examines how far this model can be applied to other languages. Anchored to a connectionist, cognitive, cross-linguistic... more...

  • The Flower of Anarchyby Meir Wieseltier

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 21.95

    Meir Wieseltier's verbal power, historical awareness, and passionate engagement have placed him in the first rank of contemporary Hebrew poetry. The Flower of Anarchy, a selection of Wieseltier's poems spanning almost forty years, collects in one volume, for the first time, English translations of some of his finest work. Superbly translated by 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...

  • Translator Self-Training--Hebrewby Morry Sofer

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    The translator-in-training is guided through various areas of technical translation, from business and finance to law, medicine and the media. This series offers the next and final step toward becoming a successful professional translator. more...

  • Contemporary Hebrewby Haiim RosÚn

    De Gruyter Mouton 1977; US$ 133.00

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  • A Poetics of Traumaby Ilana Szobel

    Brandeis University Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    Astute analysis of the work of a great Israeli poet through the lens of psychoanalysis, gender, nationalism, and trauma theory more...

  • Morphophonemics of Modern Hebrew (Routledge Revivals)by Noam Chomsky

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    Routledge Revivals presents a reissue of Noam Chomksy?s MA thesis, written in 1951, and first published in 1979. Morphophonemics of Modern Hebrew is a landmark study in linguistics and generative phonology, which provides not only an analysis of morphophonemics but of the entire grammar of Modern Hebrew from syntax to phonology. Professor Chomsky?s... more...

  • The Selected Poetry Of Yehuda Amichaiby Yehuda Amichai

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    Yehuda Amichai (1924-2000) was Israel's most popular poet, as well as a literary figure of international reputation. In this collection, renowned translators Chana Bloch and Stephen Mitchell have selected Amichai's most beloved poems, including forty poems from his later work. A new foreword by C.K. Williams, written especially for this edition, addresses... more...