Dictionary of Jewish Words

Dictionary of Jewish Words

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Organized in an A to Z format for easy reference, The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words contains 1, 200 entries derived from Yiddish, Hebrew, Aramaic, and English. The entries include words for and associated with Jewish holidays and life-cycle events, culture, history, the Bible and other sacred texts, worship, and more. Each entry has a pronunciation guide and is cross-referenced to other related terms. The introduction is an excellent primer on the history of Jewish words, their transliteration, and pronunciation. The indexes at the back, arranged by categories, help readers easily find the words they want, even when they don't know the exact spelling. This handy and very accessible dictionary is an excellent resource not just for Jews, but for anyone who wants to check the meaning, spelling, and/or pronunciation of Jewish words.The Hebrew phrase for a€œholiday.a€This phrase is part of the candlelighting blessing recited on every Jewish holiday. However, it is not the phrase usually used to wish someone a a€œhappy holiday.a€You would say a€œGood Yontifa€ or a€œHag Sameacha€anbsp;...

Title:Dictionary of Jewish Words
Author:Joyce Eisenberg, Ellen Scolnic
Publisher:Jewish Publication Society - 2010-01-01


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