The Story of Yiddish

How a Mish-mosh of Languages Saved the Jews by Neal Karlen

Publisher: William Morrow

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Yiddish Books Browse New & Used Yiddish Books. Results 1 - 50 of for Yiddish Books. 1. Modern English-Yiddish, Yiddish-English Dictionary by Weinreich, Uriel ISBN: List Price: $ Story of Yiddish: How a Mish-mosh of Languages Saved the Jews by Karlen, Neal ISBN: List Price: $ Had a very enjoyable visit to the Yiddish Book Center on the beautiful Hampshire College campus. Inside the very attractive building we saw a short film that tells the story of how one man's search for Yiddish books to read lead to the creation of this huge book collection and 5/5(83).   Leonard Nimoy's Mameloshn: A Yiddish Story Yiddish Book Center. Leonard Nimoy speaks Yiddish. Learn more about Leonard (Leyb) Nimoy from his Jewish roots in Boston's heymish West End. Yiddish—an oft-considered "gutter" language—is an unlikely survivor of the ages, much like the Jews themselves. Its survival has been an incredible journey, especially considering how often Jews have tried to kill it themselves. Underlying Neal Karlen's unique, brashly entertaining, yet thoroughly researched telling of the language's story is the notion that Yiddish is a mirror of .

This inspired pairing of two top picture book biographers tells the story of Aaron Lansky, an “all-American boy” (a Star Trek poster decorates his bedroom) who in college became convinced that Yiddish books represented the “portable homeland” of the Jewish Yiddish dying out after the Holocaust and little mainstream support (“Yiddish was a language whose time had Released on: Octo The Story of Yiddish Folksong A classic study of Yiddish Folksongs of all types in Yiddish and English with notes and annotations that give insight into the larger story of the Jewish experience. The seminal work of Ruth Rubin, a pioneering collector, singer, folklorist, writer, and crusader for the vanishing legacy of the Yiddish world, Voices. The oldest surviving literary document in Yiddish is a blessing in a Hebrew prayer book from , and the Prague Passover Haggadah contained the first page printed in Yiddish. The advent of the printing press in the sixteenth century resulted in an increase in the amount of Yiddish material produced that has survived. 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.

  Read "The Story of Yiddish How a Mish-Mosh of Languages Saved the Jews" by Neal Karlen available from Rakuten Kobo. Yiddish—an oft-considered "gutter" language—is an unlikely survivor of the ages, much like the Jews themselves. Its surv Brand: Harpercollins E-Books.   Editorial Reviews ★ 08/05/ This inspired pairing of two top picture book biographers tells the story of Aaron Lansky, an “all-American boy” (a Star Trek poster decorates his bedroom) who in college became convinced that Yiddish books represented the “portable homeland” of the Jewish people. With Yiddish dying out after the Holocaust and little mainstream support (“Yiddish Brand: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books. Philip Roth’s short story, “The Conversion of the Jews,” written and published when the author was in his mid-twenties, helped to establish his reputation as one of the most exciting writers in America. available in an audio collection from the Yiddish Book Center and KCRW. Get this from a library! The story of Yiddish: how a mish-mosh of languages saved the Jews. [Neal Karlen] -- Yiddish is a mirror of Jewish history, thought, and practice--for better and worse. Karlen charts the beginning of Yiddish as a minor dialect in medieval Europe that helped peasant Jews live safely.

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The Story of Yiddish book. Read 20 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Yiddish—an oft-considered gutter language—is an unlikely sur /5. Neal Karlen's unique, brashly entertaining, yet thoroughly researched telling of the language's story reveals that Yiddish is a mirror of Jewish history, thought, and practice—for The Story of Yiddish book and for.

Voices of a People: THE STORY OF YIDDISH FOLKSONG (2nd ed) [Rubin, Ruth] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Voices of a People: THE STORY OF YIDDISH FOLKSONG (2nd ed) Skip to main contentCited by: 2. With gathering momentum, the story of Yiddish arrives in the 19th and 20th centuries and the New World.

Katz describes how classical Judaism "gave way to the modern Jew. In many individual cases, it happened sometime close to the moment that an ancestor got off the boat at Ellis Island, Cited by: The Yiddish Book Center was founded in by Aaron Lansky, then a twenty-four-year-old graduate student of Yiddish literature (and now the Center's president).

In the course of his studies, Lansky realized that untold numbers of irreplaceable Yiddish books—the primary, tangible legacy of a thousand years of Jewish life in Eastern.

In this book he tells the story of his efforts (along with a colorful cast of volunteers and supporters) that have made the Yiddish Book Center the great success it is today. In this book he tells his story intelligently, with an engaging mixture of humor and pathos.

It is entertaining, informative, and inspiring/5(). The Decade of Discovery is a new initiative of the Yiddish Book Center designed to foster a deeper understanding of Yiddish and modern Jewish culture. Beginning with the Center’s 40th anniversary inand continuing for each of the next ten years, the Center will select an annual theme.

In honor of this year's theme, "Yiddish in America. The subject matter is fascinating but it was like reading material for a school exam. It was very hard going and constantly disruptive to translate the vast amount of Yiddish words and phrases in the book.

In some parts, there were 4 or 5 Yiddish words or phrases per page. This made it a really slow going read/5(K). It Could Always Be Worse, is a Yiddish folktale adapted by Margot Zemach.

Its a humorous story that teaches an important lesson. In the story, a poor man is upset by his crowded, The Story of Yiddish book, living conditions/5.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. The Story of Yiddish by Neal Karlen,William Morrow edition, in English - 1st ed.

The story of Yiddish ( edition) | Open LibraryAuthor: Neal Karlen. Yiddish arrived in America as the mother tongue of millions of Jewish immigrants from eastern Europe.

Not only did this language without a homeland survive in the great American melting pot, it infiltrated This is the only book to seriously treat the intriguing linguistic and cultural phenomenon of the intimate contact between Yiddish and 5/5. The Story of Hebrew is a wonderful book—elegantly written, meticulously researched, and exciting to read.

A magnificent study."—Curt Leviant, author of the novels King of Yiddish and Kafka's Son "Masterfully written. Glinert's in-depth account of the sociolinguistic, historical, and cultural aspects of Hebrew is entirely new.

The Story of the Yiddish Book Center: This engaging, often funny documentary chronicles the adventures of an enterprising year-old named Aaron Views: 19K. The Lives of Yiddish Readers. Language, Literature & Culture. From the Vault.

Ephemera from Our Collection. At any given time at the Yiddish Book Center, there are boxes of books waiting to be opened, treasures waiting to be discovered.

In that sense, these donors are as important to the story of Yiddish literature as the characters in the. Yiddish culture is full of pakn tregers (book peddlers.)Pakn tregers traveled from shtetl to shetl in Eastern Europe bringing books and news of the world. The pseudonym of writer Sholem Yankev Abramovitsh, the grandfather of modern Yiddish literature, is Mendele Moykher Sforim—meaning Mendele the Book Peddler.

The Yiddish Book Center (National Yiddish Book Center), located on the campus of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States, is a cultural institution dedicated to the preservation of books in the Yiddish language, as well as the culture and history those books Coordinates: 42°19′19″N 72°31′40″W /.

These Yiddish typewriters have stories to tell about the companies that made them and the writers who used them. Although the Yiddish Book Center’s mission is to rescue and preserve Yiddish books, over the years we’ve received a number of other items related to Yiddish.

Another influential work of old Yiddish literature is the Mayse-bukh (“Story Book”). This work collects ethical tales based on Hebrew and rabbinic sources, as well as folk tales and legends.

Based on the inclusion of a few non-Jewish stories, scholars have deduced that the compiler lived in the area that is now western Germany during the. Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books describes the life work of its author, Aaron Lansky.

Yiddish was the spoken language of the 75% of the worlds Jews for the past 1, years. Books were a portable homeland for Jews and defined Jewish national identity/5.

Voices of a People book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The seminal work of Ruth Rubin, a pioneering collector, singer, folklor 4/5(3). Shrek. is a humorous children's book published in by American book writer and cartoonist William Steig, about a repugnant and monstrous green creature who leaves home to see the world and ends up saving a princess.

The name "Shrek" is the romanization of the Yiddish word שרעק, corresponding to German Schreck and meaning "fear" or "fright".Author: William Steig. The Story of Yiddish: How a Mish-mosh of Languages Saved the Jews Neal Karlen, Author.

Morrow $ (p) ISBN The book is replete with repetition of anecdotes and. The phenomenal rise of Yiddish language and culture is one of the most interesting and colorful sagas of modern Jewish history.

In this significant book, Dr. Goldsmith relates the growth of Yiddish to the explosion of Jewish literature, the surge of Zionism, and the popularity of Socialism that impacted upon the Jews of Europe, America, and Israel.

Dovid Katz (Yiddish: הירשע־דוד כ״ץ, also הירשע־דוד קאַץ, Hirshe-Dovid Kats, [ˌhirʃɛ ˈdɔvit ˈkɑt͡s], born 9 May ) is an American-born, Vilnius-based scholar, author and educator, specializing in Yiddish language and literature, Lithuanian Jewish culture, and the Holocaust in Eastern recent years, he has been known for combating the so-called.

The Substance of Early Yiddish Literature: Father of Yiddish Literature – Early Yiddish Romances – Conflicting Forces – First Original Tale in Yiddish – The Moralistic Reaction – The Women's Bible Paraphrase – Other Genres – Medical Books – Language Guides and Bible Translations – Anti-Defamation Book – Social Study.

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Roback (English) Hardcover Book Free Shi. $ Free shipping. No ratings or reviews yet. Be the first to write. Among his other books, especially notable is the story of his long war-time flight through the USSR, the Far East, India, Egypt and finally to Israel, Grenezen bis zum Himmel (Yiddish: גרענעצן ביז צום הימל ‎, English: "Borders all the way to the sky"), Born: Mordechai Yeshayahu Cukierman, 1 April.

That is presumably the reason the phenomenon continues to mystify. In her fascinating new book, “Wonders of the New World: Books and Readers in Yiddish in the United States, ,” Hagit Cohen examines the physical and ideological ground that made possible the rare flowering of Yiddish literature in : Michal Zamir.

A collection of audio books, recorded programs and multimedia resources from the Yiddish Book featuring selections from the Frances Brandt Online Yiddish Audio Library and the Sami Rohr Library of Recorded Yiddish Books, produced by the Yiddish Book Center in cooperation with the Jewish Public Library of Frances Brandt Online Yiddish.

This first Yiddish “anti-feminist manifesto” is joined by the first Yiddish story of romantic infidelity which is delivered by the Küh Bukh (a book of fables printed in Verona in ) and makes use of risqué allusions and expressions, the like of which can be found in Yiddish .Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Roback, A.A.

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