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Jackie Mason has built his Tony Award-winning career out of the culture and language of Jewish people, so who better to instruct the unindoctrinated in the joys of Yiddish? How to Talk Jewish, a guide to 100 Yiddish words, phrases, and expressions, includes pronunciations, definitions, and examples of usage, along with Jackie's incomparable wit. Is your blind date haimish? Uh oh. A zhlub, worse. A doctor? The naches are almost inexpressible! Jackie Mason brings all the vivacity, spunk, and chutzpah of Yiddish to the tongues of the less fortunate. Don't be a meshugenner, buy it already!
Ira Berkow writes for The New York Times and is author of numerous books.
“Such a deal!” —The Boston Globe
“A brilliant Broadway star.” —Joe Cates, producer
“If the lecturers all start talking like me, the English language will be wiped out.” —Jackie Mason on the inauguration of the Jackie Mason Lectureship in Contemporary Judiasm at Oxford University