Monday, August 2, 2010

Born to kvetch

Born to kvetch: Yiddish language and culture in all its moods by Michael Wex

A humorous history of the Yiddish language from the middle ages to today traces the origins of numerous everyday terms, citing events throughout the past one thousand years that contributed to Jewish European communication practices while offering insight into Yiddish relationships with nature, sex, food, and more.

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