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Yiddish by Miriam Weinstein

Yiddish

Best Seller
Yiddish by Miriam Weinstein
Paperback $19.00
Aug 27, 2002 | ISBN 9780345447302

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  • Aug 27, 2002 | ISBN 9780345447302

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Praise

“[A] charming and highly readable history of the language . . . Weinstein succeeds in her efforts to recreate the sound of a world that is gone forever.”
The Washington Post


“[YIDDISH: A NATION OF WORDS] READS LIKE A FOLKTALE PEPPERED WITH PASSIONATE CHARACTERS.”
—The Boston Globe


“Almost everyone knows a little [Yiddish], a word or two, a joke perhaps, but what do they really know of the history, the tragedies, and bitter controversies that characterized a language now on the U.N.’s endangered list, but once spoken by eleven million people. . . . Part of the problem has been the lack of a serious, yet accessible book to fill the gap between glib entertainments. . . . Weinstein’s [book] aims to do that and her success . . . is substantial.”
Los Angeles Times

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