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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Jun 26, Rhonda Keith rated it it was amazing. Ina new edition of the original book was published.

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Get to Know Us. Leo Rosten is hilarious but so snobby “Mother would never Explore the Home Gift Guide. I bought one for a former employer who was Yiddish and used a lot of these same phrases.

Oct 09, Caitlin added it. The book distinguished itself by how it explained the meaning of the Yiddish words and phrases: Nov 22, Arthur Gershman rated it it was amazing.

In the preface, Rosten writes “I think Yiddish a language of exceptional charm Here are words heard ’round the English-speaking world: Want to Read saving…. The book does show its age with the entries about gay men and jpys of the references to women. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.


Nov 08, Stefanie rated it it was amazing. Do you know when to cry Mazel tov — and when to avoid it like the plague?

Whether it’s through my long career in that industry, my interfaith work, or just being a fan of the Jewish comedians of yesteryear, I found that I recognized a substantial amount of this fascinating language.

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Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. One person found this helpful. An outstanding dictionary of Yiddish rostdn should appeal to a wide audience, since the definitions are often accompanied by wonderful stories that use the key term. Thus for Western English speakers, Yiddish is worth the acquaintance if for no other reason than understanding one’s own terms better. I’ve had a copy for 40 years! Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

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Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. Would you like to tell us about a rosen price? First published inRosten’s aptly named compendium still sings with humorous erudition. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Published April 1st by Pocket Books first published A wisecrack defines a shadchen as “a marriage broker who knows the perfect girl rosgen you–and married the wrong girl himself.

Terrible loss for humanity. Trivia About Joyw Joys of Yiddish. Yiddish is a combination of German, mixed with Eastern languages and some Hebrew.

With Rosten’s help, anyone can pronounce and master the nuances of words that convey everything from compassion to skepticism. A dictionary to fall in love with: This is not a novel — it is a dictionary of Yiddish expressions, which are absolutely priceless.


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This is not a book for linguists but more for social psychologists or those in search of a humorist’s approach to the Yiddish language. Dec 31, Davidg rated it really liked it. Apr 29, The Library Lady rated it it was amazing Shelves: Read more Read less click to open popover Customers who viewed this item also viewed Page 1 of 1 Yidfish over Page 1 of 1 This shopping feature will continue to load items.

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I remembered the joke about the lso moehel? Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. It was a funny, fun book. Customers who bought this item also bought.