The joys of Yiddish: a relaxed lexicon of Yiddish, Hebrew and Yinglish words often encountered in English ... from the days of the Bible to those of the beatnik

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McGraw-Hill, 1968 - Jewish wit and humor - 533 pages
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Describes the history and folklore behind Yiddish and Hebrew words and offers liberal translations

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A dictionary to fall in love with: I never wished I'd studied Linguistics as badly as I did while reading this book. In the preface, Rosten writes "I think Yiddish a language of exceptional charm ... Read full review

Contents

Contents
461
Cantors
468
Elijah
474
Family Members Relatives
483
Messiah
495
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About the author (1968)

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.

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