Just in time for the premiere of The Hobbit movie today, you can now experience the adventures of Bilbo Baggins in a whole new way. Barry Goldstein has translated J.R.R. Tolkien’s book into Yiddish! If you love The Hobbit and Yiddish, this is the book for you! The Yiddish Hobbit (der hobit, complete and unabridged) is now available from Amazon or The Harvard Bookstore. Read a sample page from the book.
Can't read Yiddish? We have a book for that! Barry Goldstein is also an associate editor of our Comprehensive Yiddish-English Dictionary, which comes out next month. This dictionary includes more than 37,000 entries compiled by a team of expert Yiddish linguists, and surpasses all its predecessors in the number of words and rich selection of idioms, examples of usage, and coverage of stylistic levels and dialect forms. For more details on the book, visit the IU Press website.