Yiddish – An Introduction to the Language, Literature and Culture
Author: Sheva Zucker
Publisher: The Workmen’s Circle
Pages: 285, 200
Format: PDF, MP3
I have tried, using the limited vocabulary of an Elementary text, to give people a path to the rich intellectual and world of Eastern European Jewry. I know quite well that many people who study Yiddish may never actually meet a native speaker, and many will never have the opportunity to converse in the language outside the classroom, and yet, they want to be able to speak. They want to have the feeling, if only for the brief duration of the class, that they are in and a part of the world of Yiddish. Only by being able to express themselves in the language and by learning about the world in which this language was and is still spoken, can they attain this. The book, therefore, focuses on the literature and culture as well as on the spoken language.
In this post volume I (pdf+audio), volume II (pdf).