Comprehensive Yiddish-English Dictionary

Yiddish, Books, Dictionaries

July 2, 2013

Authors  Solon Beinfeld (Editor-in-Chief), Harry Bochner (Editor-in-Chief)
Publisher  Indiana University Press
Publication Date  2012
Price  $45
Skill Level  Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

The Comprehensive Yiddish-English Dictionary is apparently a big deal in the world of Yiddish studies and considered very authoritative. In my primitive state a few days into my Yiddish studies, I can’t even begin to judge, but should my status change enough to use this one, I will revise this review to reflect somewhat more sophisticated views.  

In the meantime, I can tell you that the dictionary includes more than 37,000 entries compiled by a team of Yiddish experts. It runs only from Yiddish to English, not English to Yiddish, which will not work for some users. 

This Dictionary Is Heavy!
This Dictionary Is Heavy!

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