The Joys of Hebrew
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The Joys of Hebrew

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When do you say mazal tov? What is a get, a golem, a kibbutz, a chalutz? What four plant species are waved during prayers on the harvest festival of Sukkot? You'll find answers to these questions and hundreds of others in this remarkable collection of the best known, most loved Hebrew words and phrases in the English speaking world. From Acharon to Zohar, this informative and often humorous dictionary features over six hundred Hebrew words and expressions arranged in alphabetical order (the Roman alphabet is used throughout, as well as Hebrew head words). The first such guide to Hebrew, this volume is more than a mere lexicon - it is a jubilant celebration of Hebrew itself, a treasure trove of Jewish wit, wisdom, culture, and tradition.show more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 141.7 x 218.4 x 19.6mm | 273.71g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0195086686
  • 9780195086683
  • 964,500

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The book is pure gold and - the acid test - can be read at one sitting. It will retain the reader's interest and generate smiles from beginning to end. * Sidney Lightman, Jewish Chronicle" *show more

About Lewis Glinert

Lewis Glinert is Lecturer in Hebrew and Jewish Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. he is also author of The Grammar of Modern Hebrew and editor of Hebrew in Ashkenaz: A Language in Exile.show more

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