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  • Chuzpe, Schmus & Tachelesby Hans Peter Althaus

    C.H. Beck 2015; Not Available

    Wussten Sie, dass taff kein englisches, sondern ein jiddisches Wort ist und gut bedeutet? Hier hat sich stikum eine falsche Verbindung mit tough eingeschlichen, wobei stikum wiederum kein lateinisches, sondern ebenfalls ein jiddisches Wort ist. Schmus ist dagegen die Meinung, der Neujahrswunsch ?Guten Rutsch!? komme aus dem Jiddischen. Hans Peter Althaus... more...

  • Sonnenuntergang auf eisig-blauen Wegenby Armin Eidherr

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 42.58

    Welche Traditionsstränge prägen die jiddische Literatur? Was sind die Voraussetzungen für das Verständnis jiddischer literarischer Werke? Wie werden Sprache und Diasporaerfahrungen charakteristischerweise thematisiert? Diesen Fragen widmet sich Armin Eidherr in diesem Band. Er liefert einen chronologischen Aufriss der jiddischen Literaturgeschichte... 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...

  • Dirty Yiddishby Adrienne Gusoff

    Ulysses Press 2012; US$ 10.00

    GET D!RTY Next time you?re chattin? with your khaverim (friends) and mishpukheh (family), bust out some Yiddish expressions that?ll liven up the conversation, including: ? Cool slang ? Funny insults ? Explicit sex terms ? Raw swear words Dirty Yiddish teaches the casual expressions heard every day on the streets of New York: What?s... more...

  • Isaac Bashevis Singerby Ben Siegel

    University of Minnesota Press 1970; US$ 36.00

    Isaac Bashevis Singer - American Writers 86 was first published in 1969. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. more...

  • Journey To My Father, Isaac Bashevis Singerby Israel Zamir

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 18.99

    When Isaac Bashevis Singer emigrated from Poland to America in 1935, he left behind his wife and five-year-old son, Israel, with the promise to send for them as soon as he got settled. He never did. Mother and child moved first to the USSR and ultimately to Israel, where Zamir grew up on a kibbutz. In 1995, twenty years after their separation, Zamir... more...

  • 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...

  • Yiddish Language Structuresby Marion Aptroot; Björn Hansen

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    The book presents ten data-based studies on structural aspects of Yiddish in the light of modern linguistic theories which are of interest to linguists and philologists. The contributions address several levels of the language system including morphology, syntax and lexicology, and put special emphasis on mechanisms of internal and contact-induced... more...

  • Basic Yiddishby Rebecca Margolis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Basic Yiddish: A Grammar and Workbook comprises an accessible reference grammar with related exercises in a single volume. The workbook is structured around 36 short units, each presenting relevant grammar points which are explained using multiple examples in jargon-free language. Basic Yiddish is suitable for both class use as well as independent... more...

  • Born to Kvetchby Michael Wex

    Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 17.50

    <p>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... more...