Hebrew and Yiddish
501 Hebrew Verbs
Paperback ISBN: 1438010400
Learning Hebrew Becomes Easier with This Helpful Guide to Verbs and Their Roots The most commonly used Hebrew verbs are arranged alphabetically in a table format, with English translation, and presented in all forms. The book's additional features utilize example sentences and common idioms to demonstrate verb usage and how verbs function within the sentence. It includes: - The 1531 most common Hebrew verbs, fully conjugated, grouped into 759 roots based on verb frequency - The Hebrew roots and derived infinitives printed at the top of each page - Less frequent verb forms realized in the relevant roots listed separately (citation forms only) - Present participles, verbal nouns and infinitives (construct and absolute forms) - Jussive forms of verbs that are significantly different from non-jussive ones - Exemplary sentences presented for each verb-root group, with accompanying translations, followed by special expressions incorporating the relevant verbs - Notes on usage register (literary, colloquial, slang, etc.) as well as on colloquial alternates of normative forms - An enlightening explanatory essay discussing Hebrew verb formation and usage - Root index, Hebrew-English Index, and English-Hebrew index, in alphabetical order.
A Basic Introduction to Biblical Hebrew
Hardcover ISBN: 159856028x
This introductory grammar is the culmination of Jo Ann Hackett's more than thirty years of teaching Biblical Hebrew to college and university students. Clear explanations and helpful paradigms help students learn Hebrew quickly and well. Created for a one-semester course, but easily adaptable for a two-semester course, it includes vocabulary, exercises based on the BHS, English to Hebrew and Hebrew to English wordlists, and an annotated guide to key reference works. A resource CD provides the answers to the exercises as well as audio pronunciation for the Hebrew vocabulary, many of the paradigms and exercises, and select Old Testament readings. Jo Ann Hackett's introductory textbook for Biblical Hebrew is exactly what every teacher and student desires: it is well written and easy to read, it isn't cluttered with information unnecessary to the beginning student, and, with its exceptionally clear descriptions, paradigms, and lessons, it is, above all, useful. Perfect for the seminary and the academic setting alike, students will find that this volume, despiteûor because ofûa few key variations from the conventional approach to teaching Biblical Hebrew, makes learning the language straightforward and easy. With this textbook Prof. Hackett has made her much-lauded teaching style and practices available to a wider audience, and those who take the opportunity to follow her lead will be much rewarded.ùJoel S. Baden, Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Yale Divinity School In the years I have taught Hebrew, I have found no better grammar for getting students into the way we "do" Hebrew at Harvard. The grammatical explanations are clear and concise, they are ordered in a way to build students' confidence early, and the results are simply incredible. Indeed, after my first year using this grammar the class was able to read so many difficult texts after the single semester that our second year Hebrew course had to be fully redesignedûthe students had already read, and mastered, all of the material ordinarily introduced in the second year course. Hackett's work, especially with the CD, will prove to be a valuable teaching tool for faculty and students who choose to follow her proven methods of language learning.-John Lee Ellison, Associate Dean of Harvard College This grammar is excellent, by far the best to appear in thirty years. My students learned the basics of Hebrew in one semester. I wish it had been available when I was a student.-Walter E. Aufrecht, Professor of Archaeology, The University of Lethbridge
Ben-Yehuda's Pocket English-Hebrew Hebrew-English Dictionary
Paperback ISBN: 0671688626
Ben-Yehuda's POCKET ENGLISH-HEBREW, HEBREW-ENGLISH DICTIONARY derives from the eight-volume DICTIONARY AND THESAURUS OF THE HEBREW LANGUAGE by Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, the father of modern Hebrew, and from the new studies by his son, Ehud Ben-Yehuda, and David Weinstein. This new work is designed expressly for the widest possible variety of interests and professions -- for students, teachers, travelers, home and office libraries. In it you will find over 30,000 vocabulary entries, alphabetically arranged. There is a comprehensive but compact explanation of grammar, including tables of irregular verbs. There are keys to proper pronunciation, abbreviations, up-to-date technical terms, examples of idiomatic usage, tables of numerals, weights, measures and currency.
Berlitz Hebrew Phrase Book & Dictionary
Paperback ISBN: 1780043902
This brand new Hebrew edition features a fresh, crisp design with vivid color photography, eye-catching color-coding, and user-generated content, making it the phrase book created by the people for the people! Sections such as “Food and Drink
Biblical Hebrew Survival Kit
Paperback ISBN: 0310274109
The three products in this kit are intended to assist beginning Hebrew students who are using Pratico and Van Pelt's Basics of Biblical Hebrew to learn vocabulary by both eye (flash cards) and ear (audio CD), and to prepare for tests with a quick review of how the language works (laminated sheet).
Born to Kvetch
Yiddish Language And Culture in All Its Moods
Paperback ISBN: 0061132179
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. Reprint.
Beginner, Level 2
Paperback ISBN: 0734608233
This Level 2 language book is suitable for those who have completed Brazilian Portuguese Beginner 1. Students should already have a basic understanding of Portuguese, including present tense verb conjugation, the use of pronouns, articles and the construct of sentences. Upon successful completion, the student will be able to engage in basic conversations such as expressing wishes, preferences, choice reasons and doubts; make suggestions or solutions; describe daily activities; give the time and talk about the commencement and closure of activities; and locate places and talk about the localisation of places. Developed by Braz-en Language Experts, Brazilian Portuguese Beginner 2 is the second book in the Tilde language imprint. Audio files are available from www.braz-en.com.
Children and Yiddish Literature
From Early Modernity to Post-Modernity
Hardcover ISBN: 190966233x
Children have occupied a prominent place in Yiddish literature since early modern times, but children's literature as a genre has its beginnings in the early 20th century. Its emergence reflected the desire of Jewish intellectuals to introduce modern forms of education, and promote ideological agendas, both in Eastern Europe and in immigrant communities elsewhere. Before the Second World War, a number of publishing houses and periodicals in Europe and the Americas specialized in stories, novels and poems for various age groups. Prominent authors such as Yankev Glatshteyn, Der Nister, Joseph Opatoshu, Leyb Kvitko, made original contributions to the genre, while artists, such as Marc Chagall, El Lissitzky and Yisakhar Ber Rybak, also took an active part. In the Soviet Union, meanwhile, children's literature provided an opportunity to escape strong ideological pressure. Yiddish children's literature is still being produced today, both for secular and strongly Orthodox communities.This volume is a pioneering collective study not only of children's literature but of the role played by children in literature.