New Joys of Yiddish Completely Updated

ISBN-10: 0609806920
ISBN-13: 9780609806920
Edition: Revised 
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Description: Enjoy the most comprehensive and hilariously entertaining lexicon of the colorful and deeply expressive language of Yiddish. With the recent renaissance of interest in Yiddish, and in keeping with a language that embodies the variety and vibrancy of  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.00
Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date: 8/26/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Enjoy the most comprehensive and hilariously entertaining lexicon of the colorful and deeply expressive language of Yiddish. With the recent renaissance of interest in Yiddish, and in keeping with a language that embodies the variety and vibrancy of life itself, The New Joys of Yiddish brings Leo Rosten’s masterful work up to date. Revised for the first time by Lawrence Bush, in close consultation with Rosten’s daughters, it retains the spirit of the original—with its wonderful jokes, tidbits of cultural history, Talmudic and biblical references—and is enhanced by hundreds of new entries and thoughtful commentary on how Yiddish has evolved over the years, as well as clever illustrations by R. O. Blechman. Did you know that cockamamy, bluffer, maven, and aha! are all Yiddish words? If you did, you’re a gaon, possessing a lot of seykhl.

He was the author of The Return of H*Y*M*A*N K*P*L*A*N, Captain Newman, M.D., and countless other books, articles, and screenplays.

He is the author of several books about American Judaism, and is the editor of Reconstructionism Today. He lives in Accord, New York.

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