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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Funny and enlightening Leo Rosten’s typically Jewish self depricating humour makes you laugh out loud and also gives insight into this culture.

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This book was highly recommended by Rick Moranis on the Nerdist podcast, where he discussed its influence on his comedy and on his recent country album.

I bought one for a former employer who was Yiddish and used a lot of these same phrases. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Would you like yixdish tell us about a lower price?


Pincus and Bernstein were walking down a street in Berlin when they saw an SS cop approaching. Of course, the significance of Yiddish need not be only light-hearted itself: Everyday Slang from “What’s Up?

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The Joys of Yiddish by Leo Rosten

As is inevitable with any book that references popular culture, it quickly became dated due to the dramatic changes that American culture and Jewish-American culture underwent over the next 30 years. Only Pincus had an identity card. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Get to Know Us. Complete Idiot’s Guide to Learning Yiddish. It is, of course, a minor inconvenience and this book doesn’t aim to teach one Yiddish, but I feel it would benefit greatly by including a Yiddish word in Hebrew letters.

Jan 15, Heather Maryson rated it really liked it. I’d recommend this book for anyone interested in learning about Yiddish and incor I’ve owned this book for about 20 years, and I still pick it up and browse through it periodically.

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Savor the irresistible pleasure of Yiddish in this banquet of a book! Must have on every shelf. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Sep 14, Richard Klueg rated it really liked it.

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