Dimensions: 224 pages, 9.26 × 6.8 × 0.91 in
Published: June 14, 2005
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0742543870
ISBN - 13: 9780742543874
From the Publisher
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms is a unique and much needed guide to the way many Hebrew, Yiddish, and Aramaic words and meanings are used by English speakers. Sol Steinmetz draws upon his years of dictionary editorial experience, as well as his lifelong study of Jewish history, traditions, and practices, to guide the reader through the essentially uncharted territory of Jewish usage. Dictionary of Jewish Usage clarifies the meanings of Jewish terms that have been absorbed into English, as well as the transliterated Hebrew terms from sacred texts that reflect differing pronunciations. The Dictionary also explains terms that are often misused, sheds light on the meaning of clusters of terminology, and delineates the etymology and pronunciation of many words, making this Dictionary an invaluable guide for anyone curious about Jewish usage.
About the Author
Sol Steinmetz is a linguist, lexicographer, and ordained rabbi educated at Yeshiva University and Columbia University. He has edited over thirty dictionaries and is the coauthor of Meshuggenary: Celebrating the World of Yiddish.
Sol Steinmetz, one of the world''s great lexicographers . . . has just turned out the invaluable and scholarly Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms that shows how Hebrew, Yiddish, and Aramaic words are being absorbed into the English language.