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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Yes, it’s a dictionary, but the best definitions ever! Showing of 57 reviews. This author is a man I like coming back to since my mum instoruced me to Mr.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. 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.

I’ve had a copy for 40 years Enjoyable book about the Yiddish language which is a mixture of German and Hebrew. Here is a simple worker, a loyal Communist, who says I haven’t read the message from Trotsky with enough feeling! Very useful and informative book, especially for the uninitiated enjoyable and colorful, too.

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A delightful remark, credit to Charles Rappaport, runs: An outstanding dictionary of Yiddish that should appeal to a wide audience, since the definitions are often accompanied by wonderful stories that use the key term. I hope to assimilate at least half of the words in here. Oct 09, Caitlin added it. Write a customer review.

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Savor the irresistible pleasure of Yiddish in this banquet of a book! But this is a minor quibble.

Retrieved from ” https: Sep 14, Richard Klueg rated it really liked it. 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. I’ve read the French translation from Englishand the translator mentions he’s using the French transcription lfo Poylish Yiddish, which he had heard at home, while translating from English original with English yiddiehwhich made the whole thing a bit confusing for me, since I’ve learned only standard Yiddish, which is based on Litvish Yiddish.


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Jan 15, Heather Maryson rated it really liked it. No one can say it better than Leo Rosten whose subtitle to “Joys” reads: Ydidish like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? I wore out the copy I bought for myself, and this is a replacement for that one. 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.

Some material was also rearranged. Why didn’t you stop? I can remember my grandparents and parents using some of these words and phrases, but as they were all born in America they weren’t fluent speakers of Yiddish.