The new Motl Peyse dem Khazns is an abridgment of Sholem Aleichem’s children’s classic, but so much more. The language and syntax have been simplified to meet the needs of Yiddish students in the 21st century. The work is designed to provide students, both young and old, with crucial tools to learn the language. The two companion CDs created for the book are available from the League for Yiddish: email@example.com.
The book consists of eight chapters, divided into smaller subchapters, starting with Sholem Aleichem's first chapter and concluding with Motl’s family’s departure to America. Each of the subchapters has a Yiddish-English glossary, and a cumulative glossary follows the text at the end of the reader. Each of the subchapters is also accompanied by exercises, geared both to comprehension and to practicing the new vocabulary and grammar of the lesson. The book is chock-full of many wonderful pictures, done by well-known Motl illustrators of the past. The skilled hand of experienced and creative educators is evident throughout.
|Publisher:||League for Yiddish Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)|
About the Author
Sheva Zucker is the author of the textbooks Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature and Culture, Vols. 1 + II. She is the executive director of the League for Yiddish and the editor-in-chief of its magazine Afn Shvel. She has taught and lectured on Yiddish language, literature and culture on five continents and has taught Yiddish for many years in the Uriel Weinreich Program in Yiddish Language, Literature and Culture, currently under the auspices of Bard College and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York City. She now also serves as the academic director of the program.
Anne Gawenda has been involved in Yiddish education Melbourne, Australia for 35 years. She received a degree in education at Monash University after completing an arts degree. She has taught English, French, and Yiddish in both high school and elementary school. She has taught Yiddish at Sholem Aleichem College for the last 20 years and for the last 10 years she has been the director of Jewish Studies there.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Yiddish and English
How to Use this Book: Yiddish and English
Abbreviations and Symbols
Kap. 1 Ikh un dos kelbl
Kap. 2 Mir iz gut – Ikh bin a yosem!
Kap. 3 Vos vet zayn fun mir?
Kap. 4 Mayn bruder Elyes getrank
Kap. 5 Mir farfleytsn di velt mit tint
Kap. 6 Nokhveyenishn fun der tint-farfleytsung
Kap. 7 A gas nist
Kap. 8 Shat! Mir forn kin Amerike!