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The New Joys of Yiddish: Completely Updated

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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.

Synopsis:

Thoroughly updated and revised, a new edition of the informal dictionary describes the history and folklore behind Yiddish and Hebrew words and provides literal translations, hundreds of new entries, pronunciation tips, Talmudic and biblical references, and an English-to-Yiddish index. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

About the Author

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

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

R.O. BLECHMAN’s illustrations have appeared on nineteen covers of The New Yorker and have been exhibited in New York, Paris, Berlin, and Munich. The author/artist of seven books, he lives in New York City.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307566041
Subtitle:
Completely Updated
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press
Revised by:
Bush, Lawrence
Illustrator:
Bush, Lawrence
Edited by:
Lawrence Bush
Author:
Bush, Lawrence
Author:
Rosten, Leo
Author:
Lawrence Bush
Author:
Rosten, Leo Calvin
Author:
Leo Calvin Rosten
Subject:
Religion : Judaism - General
Subject:
Etymology
Subject:
Yiddish
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
Jewish wit and humor
Subject:
Yiddish language
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Linguistics - Etymology
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Yiddish
Subject:
Reference : General
Subject:
Reference-Etymology
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Miscellaneous Languages
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20030826
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
496

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Arts and Entertainment » Humor » General
Reference » Etymology
Reference » General
Reference » Words Phrases and Language
Religion » Judaism » General

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Product details 496 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780307566041 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Thoroughly updated and revised, a new edition of the informal dictionary describes the history and folklore behind Yiddish and Hebrew words and provides literal translations, hundreds of new entries, pronunciation tips, Talmudic and biblical references, and an English-to-Yiddish index. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
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