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By Lewis Glinert (304 Pages)Publisher: Oxford, 1993
When do you say mazal tov? What is the English equivalent to the Talmudic expression Alya ve-kots ba ("a sheep's tail with a thorn in it")? What is a get, a golem, a kibbuts, a chaluts? What four plant species are waved during prayers on the harvest festival of Sukot? You'll find answers to these questions and hundreds of others all in clear English in this remarkable collection of over six hundred of the best known, most loved Hebrew words and phrases in the English speaking world. From Acharon to Zohar, this informative and often humorous dictionary features Hebrew words and expressions arranged in alphabetical order. The book provides a concise definition of each entry, and then illustrates the word's usage with generous passages passages from the Bible, the Talmud, the Psalms, folklore, and the word of contemporary authors such as Isaac Bashevis Singer, S.Y. Agnon, and Elie Wiesel.
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