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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Basic Yiddishby Rebecca Margolis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    First Published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzlby Alice Nakhimovsky; Roberta Newman

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 22.99

    At the turn of the 20th century, Jewish families scattered by migration could stay in touch only through letters. Jews in the Russian Empire and America wrote business letters, romantic letters, and emotionally intense family letters. But for many Jews who were unaccustomed to communicating their public and private thoughts in writing, correspondence... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Early Yiddish Texts 1100-1750by Jerold C. Frakes

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 54.99

    This is the first comprehensive anthology of early Yiddish literature for more than a century. It includes the broad range of genres that define the corpus: from heroic epic and devotional literature to oaths, legends, fables, and riddles. The 130 texts in the original Hebrew alphabet have all been freshly edited from the earliest extant sources; introductory... more...

  • Yiddishby Miriam Weinstein

    Steerforth Press 2012; US$ 16.99

    This first-ever popular history of Yiddish is so full of life that it reads like a biography of the language. For a thousand years Yiddish was the glue that held a people together. Through the intimacies of daily use, it linked European Jews with their heroic past, their spiritual universe, their increasingly far-flung relations. In it they produced... more...

  • The Eighteenth-Century Language Text of Jüdischer Sprach-meisterby Jordan D Finkin

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 159.95

    Though little studied, this text is important not only for the fields of Yiddish literature and linguistics, where it offers a lengthy continuous text in a language lacking a particularly robust corpus, but also for the history of German-Jewish relations, highlighted by the irony of an anti-Semitic work preserving a Yiddish linguistic resource. The... more...

  • EYDES (Evidence of Yiddish Documented in European Societies)by Ulrike Kiefer; Robert Neumann; Wolfgang Putschke; Marvin Herzog; Andrew Sunshine; Frédéric Hartweg

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 147.00

    At eydes.de, the vast archive of The Language and Culture Atlas of Ashkenazic Jewry, with its 5000 hours of recorded testimony in Yiddish about Ashkenazic society in Europe, can now be accessed and researched via the Internet. In 18 contributions scholars comment on the collection?s research potentials, discuss data and methodology and throw new light... more...