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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Building Blocks of the Soulby Matityahu Glazerson

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1996; US$ 89.99

    In this intensive study of Hebrew letters and words, Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson uses gematria (interpretive Jewish numerology) to reveal the mysterious correlation between Jewish ethics and practices and the numeric values of Hebrew words which name and describe them. This profound and lucid exploration uncovers the deep spiritual resonance of Jewish... more...

  • My Mother's Sabbath Daysby Chaim Grade; Channa Kleinerman Goldstein

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1997; US$ 45.99

    This tender and moving memoir by the great Yiddish writer Chaim Grade takes us to the very source of his widely praised novels and poems_the city of Vilna, the 'Jerusalem of Lithuania,' during the years before World War II. more...

  • Inner Meaning of the Hebrew Lettersby Robert M. Haralick

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1995; US$ 94.99

    This book-length meditation on the Hebrew alphabet offers profound insights into many important ideas found in Jewish thought. more...

  • Modality and the Biblical Hebrew Infinitive Absoluteby Scott N Callaham

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 81.42

    Alongside several related ancient languages, Biblical Hebrew possesses two infinitive forms. The rarer of the two is the infinitive absolute, for which no analogous structure exists in modern translation receptor languages such as English. In studying its use, Hebrew grammarians have long noted that the infinitive absolute often appears in modal contexts.... more...

  • Ritual Wordsby Volker Olles

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 70.98

    The Qing dynasty scholar Liu Yuan (1768?1856) developed a unique system of thought, merging Confucian learning with ideas and practices from Daoism and Buddhism, and was eventually venerated as the founding patriarch of an influential movement combining the characteristics of a scholarly circle and a religious society. Liu Yuan, a native of Sichuan,... more...

  • Text-Beziehungenby Stefan Seiler; Ruth Scoralick

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2013; US$ 42.79

    Die aus der Literaturwissenschaft stammende intertextuelle Auslegung spielt neuerdings in der exegetischen Forschung eine immer wichtigere Rolle. Dabei werden die vielfältigen Bezüge und Verknüpfungen biblischer Texte untersucht, außerdem wird gefragt, inwieweit sich durch deren "Dialog" neue Sinnhorizonte erschließen. Nach einem forschungsgeschichtlichen... more...

  • Literary Passportsby Shachar Pinsker

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 60.00

    Literary Passports is the first book to explore Hebrew modernist fiction in Europe in the early decades of the twentieth century. more...

  • Yosef Haim Brennerby Anita Shapira; Anthony Berris

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 75.00

    Based on previously unexploited primary sources, this is the first comprehensive biography of Yosef Haim Brenner, one of the pioneers of Modern Hebrew literature. Born in 1881 to a poor Jewish family in Russia, Brenner published his first story, "A Loaf of Bread," in 1900. After being drafted into the Russian army, he deserted to England and later... more...