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Story of Yiddish How a Mish-Mosh of Languages Saved the Jews

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ISBN-10: 006083711X

ISBN-13: 9780060837112

Edition: N/A

Authors: Neal Karlen

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Yiddish is as unlikely a survivor of the ages as the Jews themselvesunlikelier, actually, considering how many Jews have also tried to kill the oftconsidered "gutter" language. That Yiddish is a mirror of Jewish history, thought, and practicefor better and worseunderlies Neal Karlen's narrative, as he charts Yiddish from its beginnings as a minor dialect in the 11th century France and Italy, to the time before World War II when 13 million spoke the language; and on to unlikely resuscitation and electrifying 21st century Renaissance. THE STORY OF YIDDISH will be told chronologically. Scholars usually date Yiddish from the 11th century, when modern linguists believed the language began as a…    
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List price: $25.95
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 4/8/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has received several prestigious awards, including the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom. She holds numerous degrees, among them a master's in public administration from Harvard University. President Sirleaf lives in Monrovia, Liberia.Charles Todd is a pen name for Charles and Caroline Todd, a mother and son writing team. Caroline received a BA in English literature and history and a Masters in international relations. Charles received a BA in communication studies with an emphasis on business management, and a culinary arts degree. They have written numerous novels including Bess Crawford Mystery series and the Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery series.Neal…    

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Acknowledgments
Notes
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