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- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00
Yiddish and Power surveys the social, linguistic and intellectual history of the Yiddish language within the traditional civilisation of Jewish Ashkenaz in central, and then in eastern Europe, and its interaction with the surrounding non-Jewish culture. It explores the various ways in which Yiddish has empowered masses and served political agendas.... more...
- 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...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.95
A Palestinian-Israeli poet declares a new state whose language, ?Homelandic,? is a combination of Arabic and Hebrew. A Jewish-Israeli author imagines a ?language plague? that infects young Hebrew speakers with old world accents, and sends the narrator in search of his Arabic heritage. In Poetic Trespass , Lital Levy brings together such startling... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95
Colloquial Hebrew provides a step-by-step course in Hebrew as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Hebrew in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is... 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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00
There is no written grammar of Colloquial Israeli Hebrew whatsoever. This book is the first written grammar of the spontaneous language spoken in Israel that describes Colloquial Israeli Hebrew from a synchronic point of view, and that is not a text book based on normative Hebrew rules. more...
- 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...