0742543870. Used hardcover with no dust jacket. light shelfwear; corners/edges are lightly bumped and rubbed. binding and pages remain straight and solid. previous owner's embossment on title page and name in ink on ffep with no marks to interior text. boards are lightly scuffed yet remain clean, page edges are very lightly dirty.; 9.10 X 6.10 X 0.50 inches; 224 pages.
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.