Let's Schmooze: Jewish Words Today

Let's Schmooze: Jewish Words Today

by Julian Sinclair
     
 

Jewish words are part of our vocabulary, not least because they are constantly used by comedians, actors and writers such as Jerry Seinfeld and Jackie Mason. But the fascination with these words is also due to their effectiveness and vivacity in speech. From schlepp, to shalom, spiel, schnitzel and many more, each chapter of Let's Schmooze focuses on one

Overview


Jewish words are part of our vocabulary, not least because they are constantly used by comedians, actors and writers such as Jerry Seinfeld and Jackie Mason. But the fascination with these words is also due to their effectiveness and vivacity in speech. From schlepp, to shalom, spiel, schnitzel and many more, each chapter of Let's Schmooze focuses on one word, providing a short, entertaining, and fascinating glimpse into the Hebrew and Yiddish words that we use everyday-Jews and gentiles alike. The well informed speaker of E nglish today should have a chance to know what these words mean, where they come from and how they are used. Julian Sinclair's book fills this need while demonstrating how understanding Jewish words can provide an unusual but powerful vantage point from which to view Jewish life, faith and society today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826497116
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 8.15(h) x 0.83(d)

Meet the Author

Julian Sinclair has a first from Oxford in PPE and an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. After spending time with street children in Mexico he trained for the rabbinate. He was ordained in 1998. He has been Jewish chaplain at Cambridge University and is currently Research Fellow at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He writes a weekly column for The Jewish Chronicle with the title of this book.

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