The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words

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A very handy resource not just for Jews, but for anyone who encounters Jewish wrods and wants to check their meaning, spelling and or pronunciation.

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This JPS bestseller is now updated and expanded, with new words, names, terms, and expressions.

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Dictionary of Jewish Words
A JPS Guide

Updated and expanded, with new words, names, terms, and expressions

From abba to zaftig, the most trusted name in Jewish publishing gives you an indispensable reference guide to the most common Jewish words in use today.

With over 1,200 entries derived from Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, Aramaic, and English the Dictionary of Jewish Words: A JPS Guide is an excellent resource for anyone interested in Jewish culture. Entries include words associated with Jewish holidays, foods, lifecycle events, history, the Bible, and more. The indexes at the back of the book, arranged by categories, help you find the word you want, even if you don’t know the spelling.

Whether you’re looking for the meaning of "Mishnah" or "mishegoss," the Dictionary of Jewish Words has the word you’re looking for.

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