The Joys of Yiddish is a book containing a lexicon of common words and phrases of Yinglish—i.e., words originating in the Yiddish language that had become known to speakers of American English due to the influence of American Ashkenazi Jews. It was originally published in and written by Leo Rosten. Buy The Joys of Yiddish New edition by Leo Rosten (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible. Buy The Joys of Yiddish Reissue by Leo Rosten (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

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I’ve had a copy for 40 years! And many, many entries especially on many, many Yiddish insults prompt telling a couple of seemingly inexhaustible reservoir of Jewish It’s not often that you see a book written with such love.

Peretz once observed mournfully that “Yiddish, the language which will ever bear witness to the violence and murder inflicted on us, bears the marks of our expulsions from land to land, the language which absorbed the wails of the fathers, the laments of the generations, the poison and bitterness of history, the language whose precious jewels are undried, uncongealed Jewish tears.

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An Anthology of Jewish Fantasy and Science Fiction is narrated by an eleven-armed Jewish alien from the planet Zsouchmuhn with an extensive Yiddish vocabulary. You were right and I was wrong?

D’Amato ended up losing the race; some observers credit this incident with costing him the election. I’ve had a copy for 40 years! In any case, if we follow Max Weinreich’s snappy phrase, “a language is a dialect–with an army and a navy,” then perhaps the purest joy one can take in Yiddish is that it has never really been a language. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Quotes from Les Joies du Yidd Jun 26, Tony rated it really liked it Shelves: Get lost I need it like a hole in the head.

English Choose a language for shopping. And then there is an entry, like the long passage on Shabbos, which a This book was highly recommended by Rick Moranis on the Nerdist podcast, where he discussed its influence on his comedy and on his recent country album. Oct 23, Joy rated it it was amazing Shelves: My only issue here was with the orthography.

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After each entry there is a joke popular to those who already grew up in this culture. Nov 08, Stefanie rated it it was amazing. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now.


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It has also been distinctly not the “sacred tongue” of the Torah and the Talmud, which has historically been reserved for male learners. I’ve had a copy for 40 years I had never read this before!

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Paperbackpages. With Rosten’s help, anyone can pronounce and master the nuances of words that convey everything from compassion to skepticism. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading.

Seriously, this book is fantastic. Everyday Slang from “What’s Up? This is an absolute, funny and hilarious book. Read it Forward Read it first.

The Joys of Yiddish

Essential for anyone who wants a better understanding of the contributions of Yiddish to English. Trivia About The Joys of Yiddish. Terrible loss for humanity. And if I am only for myself, what am I