Words with landsman …. and others.

Words with landsman …. and others.

A hearty yasher koach to Teaneck’s Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath. 

A few years back we reported on the publication of her English-Yiddish Dictionary, in which she (and her collaborator Paul Glasser) completed the pioneering lexicography of her father, Mordkhe Schaechter.

Now, after three printings, Indiana University Press has released a revised second edition, which adds a thousand new words — some neologisms, some reflecting spoken chassidic Yiddish — to the first 55,000.

The book also has earned an unexpected plaudit from Amazon. It was tagged as the number one new release in the “Christian Bible Dictionaries & Encyclopedias” category.


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