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- Afn Shvel: A Yiddish Cultural and Literary Magazine for the Modern Reader, by Rochelle Caviness.
A brief overview of Afn Shvel, the contemporary all-Yiddish magazine that publishes an array of Yiddish fiction and poetry, as well as articles about Yiddish literature, history, and culture.
- Anglish / Yinglish: Yiddish in American Life and Literature, by Gene Bluestein.
This book is a combination dictionary and analysis of the impact of Yiddish in American literature and culture. It also examines the extent to which Yiddish words and phrases have permeated the English language.
- Basic Yiddish: A Grammar and Workbook, by Rebecca Margolis.
A basic grammar reference book on Standard Yiddish that is suited for use in the classroom and by independent learners. It includes multiple examples and exercises and can be used by both beginning and advanced students of Yiddish.
- Born to Kvetch, by Michael Wex.
Yiddish Language and Culture in All of Its Moods.
- Colloquial Yiddish, by Lily Kahn.
Colloquial Yiddish offers a step-by-step approach to Yiddish as it is spoken and written today. It is ideal for English-speaking independent learner and it can be used in a classroom setting.
- The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Yiddish, by Rabbi Benjamin Blech.
An engaging and instructive overview to Yiddish language, history, and culture. This is a phenomenal introductory text's on learning Yiddish.
- Comprehensive Yiddish-English Dictionary, edited by Solon Beinfeld and Harry Bochner.
With more than 37,000 entries, this is the most detailed and comprehensive Yiddish-English dictionary currently available. This essential reference includes colloquial, literary, academic, and conversational terms, along with idioms, dialectic and stylistic differences, and terms adopted into Yiddish from other languages.
- A Dictionary of Yiddish Slang and Idioms, by Fred Kogos.
A concise Yiddish-English, English-Yiddish dictionary filled with numerous Yiddish terms and phrases as well as a wide selection of slang words and idioms. All Yiddish words are written in English transliteration.
- Discovering Exile: Yiddish and Jewish American Culture During the Holocaust, by Anita Norich.
An intriguing study into Yiddish and Jewish American culture during the 1930-40s that exposes the fact that the Holocaust was just one element of the Jewish cultural experiences in America during this period.
- English-Yiddish Handbook, by C. Tondowski.
This handbook is designed to help the beginner acquire the basics of the Yiddish language, its clear and easy-to-use format is suitable for all ages.
- The Golden Peacock: The Voice of the Yiddish Writer, edited by Sheva Zucker.
An audio recording, on CD, which features ten different Yiddish writers reading their poetry and prose. The CD is accompanied by two booklets. One provides brief biographies of the authors, and the other, the Yiddish text of the readings along with brief notes on the readings.
- I Really Love Yiddish, by Emanual S. Goldsmith.
A Mini-Course in Yiddish based on 30 gems of poetry, folksong, and humor. This course consists of a booklet and an audio cassette.
- Key to Yiddish, by Miriam Hoffman.
A beginning textbook in modern, standard Yiddish, this book combines an eclectic and extensive mix of readings drawn from sources as diverse as rhymes and folktales, with grammatical lessons, exercises, and insights into Yiddish culture.
- Modern English-Yiddish Yiddish-English Dictionary, by Uriel Weinreich.
With more than 20,000 entries ranging from colloquial to literary Yiddish, this dictionary is an essential reference guide for anyone who reads Yiddish or who is currently learning Yiddish.
- Say It In Yiddish, edited by Uriel Weinreich and Beatrice Weinreich.
A handy guide filled with more than 1,000 Yiddish phrases and useful words that will enable you to 'get by' in almost any travel type situation and which will also give you a practical introduction to standard Yiddish.
- Talk Now! Learn Yiddish, by EuroTalk Interactive.
Talk Now! Yiddish is the perfect method to access a wealth of comprehensive fundamental vocabulary and accurate pronunciation in one user-friendly plan packed with useful words, a picture dictionary, and quizzes.
- The Worlds of S. An-sky, by Gabriella Safran and Steven J. Zipperstein.
A Russian Jewish Intellectual at the Turn of the Century. A collection of sixteen essays on An-sky, written by scholars in a diverse range of fields including history, literature, anthropology, Slavic and Jewish studies. Includes a music CD containing Russian and Yiddish songs.
- Yiddish II: An Intermediate and Advanced Textbook, by Mordkhe Schaechter.
Suitable for students who have completed at least 3 semesters of Yiddish, Yiddish II is written mostly in Yiddish, and it is is the first continuation-level Yiddish textbook ever published which specifically addresses the difficulties encountered by English-speaking adults. It contains a wealth of grammatical information and is a must for any serious student of Yiddish.
- Yiddish: A Linguistic Introduction, by Neil G. Jacobs.
This book provides an overview of all aspects of Yiddish language and linguistics, looking at its syntax, phonology and morphology as well as its history, dialectology, and its related sociolinguistic issues.
- Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Volumes 1 and 2, by Sheva Zucker.
A complete introductory course in Modern Yiddish that is equivalent to a 3-4 semester university level sequence in Yiddish. The course consists of two textbooks, two companion sets of audio recordings that are keyed to the text, as well as answer keys for the exercises in both textbooks. This series is ideal for use in both formal classroom settings and for use by independent students.
- Yiddish in America, edited by Edward S. Shapiro.
Essays on Yiddish Culture in the Golden Land - contains eight essays on various aspects of secular Yiddish culture in America.
- The Yiddish Teacher: A Method for the Study of Yiddish, by H. E. Goldin.
Goldin's classic textbook is ideal for students just embarking upon the study of Yiddish. It includes numerous translation exercises, vocabulary lists, and grammar lessons.
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