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Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Yiddish

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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.

Author: Benjamin Blech
Publisher: Alpha Books
Published: 01/09/2000
Pages: 384
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.27lbs
Size: 9.12h x 7.38w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9780028633879

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.