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Born To Kvetch: Yiddish Language and Culture in All Its Moods

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Based on 328 Ratings and 128 Reviews

Book Description
As the main spoken language of the Jews for more than a thousand years, Yiddish has had plenty to lament, plenty to conceal. Its phrases, idioms, and expressions paint a comprehensive picture of the mind-set that enabled the Jews of Europe to survive a millennium of unrelenting persecution: they never stopped kvetching---about God, gentiles, children, food, and everything (and anything) else. They... More
Book Information
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
BindingHardcover (11 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages303
ISBN-100312307411
ISBN-13978-0312307417
Publication Date09/01/2005
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About Michael Wex (Author) : Michael Wex is a published author of children's books. A published credit of Michael Wex is Born to Kvetch: Yiddish Language and Culture in All of Its Moods (P.S.).
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