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by Full Cast,Leo Rosten

eBook The New Joys of Yiddish: Completely Updated download ISBN: 0375419519
Author: Full Cast,Leo Rosten
Publisher: Random House Audio; Updated edition (October 2, 2001)
Language: English
ePub: 1612 kb
Fb2: 1876 kb
Rating: 4.9
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Category: Reference
Subcategory: Words Language and Grammar

Rosten described his book as "a relaxed lexicon of Yiddish, Hebrew, and .

Rosten described his book as "a relaxed lexicon of Yiddish, Hebrew, and Yinglish words often encountered in English, plus dozens that ought to be, with serendipitous excursions into Jewish humor, habits, holidays, history, religion, ceremonies, folklore, and cuisine-the whole generously garnished with stories, anecdotes, epigrams, Talmudic quotations, folk sayings, and jokes.

Leo Rosten’s The Joys of Yiddish is a brilliant blend of lexicography, history, humor, and cultural observation.

Rosten described his book as a relaxed lexicon of Yiddish, Hebrew, and Yinglish words often . In addition, The New Joys of Yiddish includes wondrous and amusing illustrations by renowned artist .

Rosten described his book as a relaxed lexicon of Yiddish, Hebrew, and Yinglish words often encountered in English, plus dozens that ought to be, with serendipitous excursions into Jewish humor, habits, holidays, history, religion, ceremonies, folklore, and cuisine–the whole generously garnished with stories, anecdotes, epigrams, Talmudic quotations, folk sayings, and jokes. To this day, it is considered the seminal work on Yiddish in America–a true classic and a staple in the libraries of Jews and non-Jews alike.

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I've finally managed to find a copy of this wonderful book. I used to have a copy of the original, but foolishly lent it to somebody and forgot to whom!

I've finally managed to find a copy of this wonderful book.

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In addition, The New Joys of Yiddish includes wondrous and amusing illustrations by renowned artist . About The New Joys of Yiddish.

The Joys of Yiddish is a book containing a lexicon of common words and phrases of Yinglish-i. It was originally published in 1968 and written by Leo Rosten. The book distinguished itself by how it explained the meaning of the Yiddish words and phrases: almost every entry was illustrated by a joke.

Adam: The Big Book of Jewish Humor and The Joy of Yiddish were deep-background reading – not so much because there’s any Yiddish or any jokes in the book, but because they helped me think about Jewish sensibilities. New York Jew by Alfred Kazin was very important. I wish I remembered who recommended that book to me so I could thank them, but all I remember is reading it on a bus between New York and Boston. I worked on this novel for a long time, and certainly I read plenty, but I guess I don’t so much hold books close when I’m writing.

Read by4 cassettes/6 hoursWith joy and unrestrained kvelling, Random House AudioBooks announces a smartly updated new edition of Leo Rosten's classic celebration and exploration of the Yiddish language—the first time on audio!From chutzpa to shmooze, oy vay to shlep, a wealth of Yiddish words have entered common American parlance, rolling off the tongues of Jews and non-Jews alike. More than a quarter of a century ago, Leo Rosten presented the first comprehensive and hilariously entertaining lexicon of this colorful and deeply expressive language. The New Joys of Yiddish went on to become a perennial bestseller in both hardcover and paperback.With the recent renaissance of interest in Yiddish, and in keeping with a language that embodies the variety and vibrancy of life itself, this new edition brings Rosten's masterful work up to date. Revised by editor 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 tips on pronunciation—and enhances it with hundreds of new entries and thoughtful commentary on how Yiddish has evolved over the years.The New Joys of Yiddish is nothing less than a mitzvah ("a 'good work,' a virtuous, kind, considerate, ethical deed") for those who loved the original book and for those discovering the pleasures of Yiddish for the first time.
Comments: (7)
Angana
A good updated version with both illustrations and stories to go with the word's meaning. I highly reccommend it for any who like
the language or grew up around it as I did.
LiTTLe_NiGGa_in_THE_СribE
A wonderfully written, informative book. Mr. Rosen's prose is perfect for the material. Every time I read it, I laugh out loud at one of the stories. It brings back fond memories of how my family and neighbors mixed Yiddish and English to create beautifully rich dialogues. One caveat. You don't have to be Jewish to enjoy the book, but it sure comes alive if you are.
Cerekelv
The updated content and commentary are good. The typographic design is horrible.

Worth getting if you liked the original edition. Just be prepared to like the original edition more than this update.
Jugami
A classic book. I've carried mine in rubber bands for decades now, and I was delighted to find that there was a new addition. Still couldn't toss the old one away, though.
Browelali
This is a fun read... Whether Yiddish is part of your life or just something that sounds interesting, you can curl up with Leo Rosten's book and simply soak up a culture that has given us so much life, vibrancy and joy... Read it through... Try to pronounce all the words and phrases... Then return for total enjoyment... Better than any novel...
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I had an old paperback copy of the original volume. This new editions is just splendid, filled with just about everything a gentile might need to know about our Yiddish (Jewish) brothers and sisters. What an absolutely charming and informative tome this is, beautifully organized and edited. A must-have book if you love humor and diverse faith cultures.
Trex
Entertaining and informative. I read it to a Dementia client whose first language is Yiddish.
Improved from original. Haimish and clever.
The New Joys of Yiddish is an somewhat expanded version of the original with just as much real information coupled with quintessential Yiddish humor. If you want to enjoy a fun time with or without a mastery of the yiddish language, this book is for you. I am in a Yiddish conversation group where those of us who speak well or not, enjoy leafing through this book.
The definitions are breezy, the words alphabetically arranged and easy, therefore, to peruse at you leisure.
In a time of despair over the shrinking of Yiddish speakers, at least the book contributes to keeping it alive and perhaps
inspiring others to brush up their Yiddish.