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Title:
Born to kvetch : Yiddish language and culture in all its moods
Author:
Wex, Michael, 1954-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, [2005]

©2005
Physical Description:
xiii, 303 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Kvetch que c'est? : the origins of Yiddish -- Six feet under, baking bagels : Yiddish in action -- Something else to kvetch about : Yiddish dialects -- Pigs, poultry, and Pampers : the religions roots of Yiddish -- Discouraging words : Yiddish and the forces of darkness -- You should grow like an onion : the Yiddish curse -- If it wasn't for bad luck : mazl, misery, and money -- "Bupkes means a lot of nothing" : Yiddish and nature -- Making a tsimmes : food, kosher and treyf -- A slap in the tukhes and hello : Yiddish life from birth -- Bar mitzvah -- More difficult than splitting the Red Sea : courtship and marriage -- Too good for the goyim : sex in Yiddish -- It should happen to you : death in Yiddish -- Glossary.
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ISBN:
9780312307417
Format :
Book