Dictionary of Jewish Words (A JPS Guide)

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Organized in an A to Z format for easy reference, the Dictionary of Jewish Words contains 1,200 entries derived from Yiddish, Hebrew, Aramaic, and English. The entries include words for and associated with Jewish holidays and life-cycle events, culture, history, the Bible and other sacred texts, worship, and more. Each entry has a pronunciation guide and is cross-referenced to other related terms. The introduction is an excellent primer on the history of Jewish words, their transliteration, and pronunciation. The indexes at the back, arranged by categories, help readers easily find the words they want, even when they don’t know the exact spelling. This handy and very accessible dictionary is an excellent resource not just for Jews, but for anyone who wants to check the meaning, spelling, and/or pronunciation of Jewish words.

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This JPS bestseller is now updated and expanded, with new words, names, terms, and expressions.

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Dictionary of Jewish Words
A JPS Guide

Updated and expanded, with new words, names, terms, and expressions

From abba to zaftig, the most trusted name in Jewish publishing gives you an indispensable reference guide to the most common Jewish words in use today.

With over 1,200 entries derived from Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, Aramaic, and English the Dictionary of Jewish Words: A JPS Guide is an excellent resource for anyone interested in Jewish culture. Entries include words associated with Jewish holidays, foods, lifecycle events, history, the Bible, and more. The indexes at the back of the book, arranged by categories, help you find the word you want, even if you don’t know the spelling.

Whether you’re looking for the meaning of "Mishnah" or "mishegoss," the Dictionary of Jewish Words has the word you’re looking for.

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"An entertaining resource .... Where else will you find the definition of, and even the recipe for, gribenes? ... Enjoy."
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"The easy-to-read, easy-to-find format makes it ideal for both Jews and non-Jews wishing to learn more about Jewish ritual, culture, traditions, and customs. Highly recommended ...."
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