Enjoy the most comprehensive and hilariously entertaining lexicon
of the colorful and deeply expressive language of Yiddish. With the
recent renaissance of interest in Yiddish, and in keeping with a
language that embodies the variety and vibrancy of life itself, The
New Joys of Yiddish brings Leo Rosten s masterful work up to date.
Revised for the first time by Lawrence Bush, in close consultation
with Rosten s daughters, it retains the spirit of the original with
its wonderful jokes, tidbits of cultural history, Talmudic and
biblical references and is enhanced by hundreds of new entries and
thoughtful commentary on how Yiddish has evolved over the years, as
well as clever illustrations by R. O. Blechman. Did you know that
cockamamy, bluffer, maven, and aha! are all Yiddish words? If you
did, you re a gaon, possessing a lot of seykhl."