Words on Fire: The Unfinished Story of Yiddish

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Basic Books, Aug 2, 2007 - Religion - 512 pages
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This book takes the incredibly interesting approach of following the language of a wandering people in order to study where they went, how it affected them, and the effects of the places they went on ... Read full review

Words on fire: the unfinished story of Yiddish

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In this important history of Yiddish and Jewish culture, Katz (grammar of the Yiddish language, Vilnius Yiddish Inst.) describes Yiddish as one of the three languages of European Jewry, the other two ... Read full review

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