Yiddish-English-Hebrew Dictionary

A Reprint of the 1928 Expanded Second Edition

Alexander Harkavy; With an introduction by Dovid Katz

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September 10, 2005
640 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
ISBN: 9780300108392

Alexander Harkavy (1863–1939) is credited with almost single-handedly creating an intellectual environment conducive to Yiddish, and his trilingual dictionary is an indispensable tool for research in Yiddish language and literature. This dictionary has been a classic since it originally appeared in New York in 1925.

“I could not be more enthusiastic about this project. One cannot read Yiddish literature without Harkavy’s 1928 dictionary. Dovid Katz’s delightful and balanced introduction . . . is accessible and yet meticulously scholarly.”—David Goldberg, Modern Language Association

“Among the most important books . . . in the field of Yiddish.”—Ruth Wisse, Professor of Yiddish Literature, Harvard University

Selected for Association of American University Presses (AAUP) Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries, 2006
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