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 , New York
Yiddish language -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc, Jewish wit and humor, English language -- Foreign words and phrases -- Yi
Statementby Leo Rosten.
GenreGlossaries, vocabularies, etc
The Physical Object
Pagination533 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23759558M

The Joys of Yiddish is partly a dictionary and partly an explanatory non-fiction of the Yiddish language and the Jewish religion. Written by Leo Rosten over 50 years ago the information is timeless. After each entry there is a joke popular to those who already grew up in this culture/5.

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The Joys of Yiddish is a deligyto read with easy to follow phonetic pronunciation and with Hebrew an Yiddish variants noted. The hilarious little gems of stories demonstrating a word's proper use are priceless.

The book arrived in good time and in the advertised condition/5(59). About The New Joys of Yiddish. 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.

Leo Rostens The Joys of Yiddish is a brilliant blend of lexicography, history, humor, and cultural observation. This is not a book intended for the language scholar (though even those with a professional or academic interest in language should find a veritable feast here) but for anyone with an interest in the richness and variety of human expression/5.

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It is notable for its use of jokes and anecdotes to help explain the meaning of the words it contains and has consequently become popular with Jewish humor enthusiasts. Buy a cheap copy of The Joys of Yiddish book by Leo Rosten. A Relaxed Lexicon of Yiddish, Hebrew and Yinglish Words Often Encountered in English, Plus Dozens That Ought to Be, with Seredipitous Excursions into Jewish Humor, Free shipping over $/5(6).

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The Joys of Yiddish is a deligyto read with easy to follow phonetic pronunciation and with Hebrew an Yiddish variants noted. The hilarious little gems of stories demonstrating a word's proper use are priceless. The book arrived in good time and in the advertised condition/5(69).

Scholars tend to locate the origins of Yiddish in the Rhineland, where a handwritten prayer book from was found in the city of Worms containing the earliest known written Yiddish sentence.

2 Yiddish has a particular tradition: it took root and flowered in the ghettos (from Venetian gheto, a foundry on a small island where in XVI Jews were. Rare Book Cellar (US) Bookseller Inventory # Title THE JOYS OF YIDDISH Author Leo Rosten Format/binding Hardcover Book condition Used Edition First Edition; First Printing Binding Hardcover Publisher McGraw-Hill Place of Publication New York Date published Book Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

Synopsis 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 : Leo Rosten.

More than a quarter of a century ago, Leo Rosten published the first comprehensive and hilariously entertaining lexicon of the colorful and deeply expressive language of Yiddish. Said "to give body and soul to the Yiddish language," The Joys of Yiddish went on to become an indispensable tool for writers, journalists, politicians, and students, as well as a perennial 4/5(1).

Leo Rosten's book, The Joys of Yiddish, explains these words (and many more) in detail. With the exceptions of blintz, kosher (used in English slang), and shmo, none of the other words in this list are labeled as Yinglish in Rosten's book.

The New Joys of Yiddish NPR coverage of The New Joys of Yiddish by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush. News, author interviews, critics' picks and : Leo Rosten. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

: The Joys of Yiddish: Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be Range: $ - $ Rosten, Leo.

The Joys of Yiddish. NY: Pocket Books, pp. 12mo. Paperback. Book condition: Very good with bumped and rubbed wraps. Subtly yellowed page extremities.

Seller Inventory # UROSJOY00AF. More information about this seller | Contact this seller The New Joys of Yiddish: Completely Updated by Leo Calvin Rosten; 8 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Jewish wit and humor, Yiddish language, Humor, Foreign words and phrases, Influence on English, English language, Yiddish, American wit and humor.

The Joys of Yiddish 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews. Guest: More than 1 year ago: Not only does this humorous and resourceful book provide a good introduction to many common words in the Yiddish language, it also explains important aspects of an ancient and great people.

Rosten doesn't just define the words, he gives life to them.4/5(1). The Joys of Yiddish is the delightful, bestselling book about Yiddish, the "Robin Hood of Languages." Yiddish reflects the vitality of life itself, and this book celebrates how Yiddish influences the English language we use every day.

Leo Rosten has wedded scholarship to humor and gives the reader an enchanting, new kind of dictionary. Each entry, /5(3). The book is in EXCELLENT+ condition with very minor wear to the boards, a clean interior and a solid binding. The Joys of Yiddish LEO ROSTEN 5th Printing with Dust Jacket!.

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| eBaySeller Rating: % positive. out of 5 stars THE JOYS OF YIDDISH are everyone's joys. Reviewed in the United States on Verified Purchase. This is not a novel -- it is a dictionary of Yiddish expressions, which are absolutely priceless.

This is the third copy of this book I have bought. I bought one for a former employer who was Yiddish and used a lot of /5(66). 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.

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Revised for the first time by Lawrence Bush in close consultation with Rosten’s daughters, it retains the spirit of the original. Leo Rosten THE JOYS OF YIDDISH Book Club Edition Hardcover New York McGraw Hill Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket.

Toning throughout. Shelf wear to panels. Edge Rating: % positive. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published: New York: McGraw-Hill, Description: xxxix, pages ; 19 cm.

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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.

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out of 5 stars THE JOYS OF YIDDISH are everyone's joys. Reviewed in the United States on Verified Purchase. This is not a novel -- it is a dictionary of Yiddish expressions, which are absolutely priceless. This is the third copy of this book I have bought. I bought one for a former employer who was Yiddish and used a lot of /5(67).

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 by Leo Calvin Rosten; 15 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Jewish wit and humor, Yiddish language, Humor, Foreign words and phrases, Influence on English, English language, Glossaries, vocabularies.

The New Joys of Yiddish is a terrific reference and a really fun book to sit down and read. It's filled with folklore, jokes, stories and comics as well as really useful pronounciation guidelines. I don't think I would ever try to use the words here but it helps me understand Jewish literature a little better and it's a great place to look up /5(5).They're all here and more, in Leo Rosten's glorious classic The Joys of Yiddish, which weds scholarship to humor and redefines dictionary to reflect the heart and soul of a people through their language, illuminating each entry with marvelous stories and epigrams from folklore and the Talmud, from Bible to borscht belt and beyond/5(9).