Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Yiddish

4.1 avg rating
( 40 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780028633879: Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Yiddish
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

You're not idiot, of course. You can serve up a mean s'il vous plait in a French bistro, live la vida loca for a night of margaritas, and manage a sayonara! after sushi, sake, and karaoke. But when it comes to throwing around a little Yiddish, you feel like a total nebbish! Don't throw your hands in a helpless "Oy, vey" just yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Yiddish is your guide to this unique tongue, whether you're tackling rules of grammar or just throwing around some key phrases so you sound a little less goyish. In this Complete Idiot's Guide you get a fascinating explanation of how and why Yiddish developed, an easy introduction to the Yiddish alphabet, as well as the distinctive sound of Yiddish, and all the Yiddish you'll need for communicating with family and friends or for bargain-hunting on New York's Lower East Side. This book contains a treasury of Yiddish words and phrases for every occasion.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Whether you're getting back to your roots or getting ready for your first seder, it couldn't hurt to get a little help with your Yiddish, and the formidable Rabbi Benjamin Blech is here to lend a hand with the self-deprecatingly named Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Yiddish. This language has been a strong influence on American English and pop culture, so even if you're a hundred miles from the nearest synagogue you can learn plenty just from browsing the Rabbi's words of wisdom. It's not just vocabulary lists and pronunciation guides, either--that would be far too boring for such a vibrant language. You'll learn why a culture that typically uses two languages (Hebrew and whatever's local) needed to develop a third, and why it stuck. There's also lots of Jewish history and contemporary Yiddish American crossovers to put the language in its context--and, given the importance of humor in Jewish culture, there's a liberal helping of jokes and funny moments to help you grasp words and concepts. Chapters on holidays, travel, food, family, health, entertainment, and more round out your Yiddish experience. If you want to gossip with your local yenta, understand Lenny Bruce routines, or get to know one of our nation's founding cultures a little bit better, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Yiddish will make you a maven. --Rob Lightner

About the Author:

BENJAMIN BLECH, a tenth-generation rabbi, is a nationally recognized educator, religious leader, author, and lecturer. He is associate professor of Talmud at Yeshiva University in New York City and rabbi emeritus of the Young Israel of Oceanside congregation in Oceanside, New York.  The author of Understanding Judaism and many other books, Rabbi Blech has appeared frequently on national television and has written for a host of national magazines and scholarly journals.  He resides in New York City.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Blech, Benjamin
ISBN 10: 0028633873 ISBN 13: 9780028633879
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2000. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # KB-9780028633879

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Blech, Rabbi Benjamin (Author)
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 0028633873 ISBN 13: 9780028633879
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0028633873

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Benjamin Blech
Published by ALPHA BOOKS, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0028633873 ISBN 13: 9780028633879
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ALPHA BOOKS, United States, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. You re not idiot, of course. You can serve up a mean s il vous plait in a French bistro, live la vida loca for a night of margaritas, and manage a sayonara! after sushi, sake, and karaoke. But when it comes to throwing around a little Yiddish, you feel like a total nebbish! Don t throw your hands in a helpless Oy, vey just yet! The Complete Idiot s Guide to Learning Yiddish is your guide to this unique tongue, whether you re tackling rules of grammar or just throwing around some key phrases so you sound a little less goyish. In this Complete Idiot s Guide you get a fascinating explanation of how and why Yiddish developed, an easy introduction to the Yiddish alphabet, as well as the distinctive sound of Yiddish, and all the Yiddish you ll need for communicating with family and friends or for bargain-hunting on New York s Lower East Side. This book contains a treasury of Yiddish words and phrases for every occasion. Seller Inventory # AAR9780028633879

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Benjamin Blech
Published by ALPHA BOOKS, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0028633873 ISBN 13: 9780028633879
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ALPHA BOOKS, United States, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. You re not idiot, of course. You can serve up a mean s il vous plait in a French bistro, live la vida loca for a night of margaritas, and manage a sayonara! after sushi, sake, and karaoke. But when it comes to throwing around a little Yiddish, you feel like a total nebbish! Don t throw your hands in a helpless Oy, vey just yet! The Complete Idiot s Guide to Learning Yiddish is your guide to this unique tongue, whether you re tackling rules of grammar or just throwing around some key phrases so you sound a little less goyish. In this Complete Idiot s Guide you get a fascinating explanation of how and why Yiddish developed, an easy introduction to the Yiddish alphabet, as well as the distinctive sound of Yiddish, and all the Yiddish you ll need for communicating with family and friends or for bargain-hunting on New York s Lower East Side. This book contains a treasury of Yiddish words and phrases for every occasion. Seller Inventory # AAR9780028633879

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Blech, Rabbi Benjamin
Published by Alpha
ISBN 10: 0028633873 ISBN 13: 9780028633879
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Alpha. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0028633873 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # SWATI2132209859

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Benjamin Blech
Published by ALPHA BOOKS, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0028633873 ISBN 13: 9780028633879
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ALPHA BOOKS, United States, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. You re not idiot, of course. You can serve up a mean s il vous plait in a French bistro, live la vida loca for a night of margaritas, and manage a sayonara! after sushi, sake, and karaoke. But when it comes to throwing around a little Yiddish, you feel like a total nebbish! Don t throw your hands in a helpless Oy, vey just yet! The Complete Idiot s Guide to Learning Yiddish is your guide to this unique tongue, whether you re tackling rules of grammar or just throwing around some key phrases so you sound a little less goyish. In this Complete Idiot s Guide you get a fascinating explanation of how and why Yiddish developed, an easy introduction to the Yiddish alphabet, as well as the distinctive sound of Yiddish, and all the Yiddish you ll need for communicating with family and friends or for bargain-hunting on New York s Lower East Side. This book contains a treasury of Yiddish words and phrases for every occasion. Seller Inventory # BTE9780028633879

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Benjamin Blech
Published by Alpha Books
ISBN 10: 0028633873 ISBN 13: 9780028633879
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Alpha Books. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780028633879

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.20
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Benjamin Blech
Published by Complete Idiot's Guides (Lifes (2000)
ISBN 10: 0028633873 ISBN 13: 9780028633879
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Complete Idiot's Guides (Lifes, 2000. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # TH9780028633879

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.49
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Rabbi Benjamin Blech
Published by Alpha (2000)
ISBN 10: 0028633873 ISBN 13: 9780028633879
New Softcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Alpha, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0028633873

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Benjamin Blech
Published by Pearson Education (2000)
ISBN 10: 0028633873 ISBN 13: 9780028633879
New Quantity Available: 7
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pearson Education, 2000. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CW-9780028633879

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book