Yona Sabar, Ph.D.

Professor of Hebrew

Office: 376C Humanities
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1511
310.206.1389 - phone
310.206.6456 - fax
sabar@humnet.ucla.edu

EDUCATION

B.A. in Hebrew and Arabic, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1963
Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures, Yale, 1970

PUBLICATIONS

*1.

“Belief in Demons and Evil Spirits Among the Jews of Kurdistan,”  Yeda-’Am, Volume 8, #26 (1962)  pp. 27-28 (2 pages)

Popular

Article

*2.

“Tafsirim (Commentaries) of the Bible and Hymns in the Neo-Aramaic of the Jews of Kurdistan,”  Sefunot 10 (1965)  pp. 337-412 (75 pages)

Research

Article

3.

“The Jews of Kurdistan,”  The Kurdish Journal, 5/1-2 (June 1968)  pp. 20-22 (3 pages)

 

Popular

Article

4.

“Isolated Community Becomes Part of Israel,” HA’ AM (UCLA), 3/4 (December 5, 1973)  p. 5 (one page)

 

Popular

Article

5.

“The  Socio-Linguistic Aspects of the Bilingual Hebrew Neo-Aramaic Contact in Israel,”  Hebrew Abstracts, 15 (1974)  pp. 44-47 (4 pages)

 

Published

Abstract

*6.

“The Hebrew Elements in the Neo-Aramaic Dialect of the Jews of Zakho in Kurdistan,”  Leonenu, 38 (1974)  pp. 206-219 (14 pages)

 

Research

Article

7.

“Nursery Rhymes and Baby Words in the Jewish Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Zakho (Iraq),”  Journal of the American Oriental Society, 94 (1974)  pp. 329-336 (8 pages)

 

Research

Article

8.

“First Names, Nicknames and Family Names Among the Jews of Kurdistan,”  The Jewish Quarterly Review, 65/1 (1974)  pp. 43-51 (9 pages)

 

Research

Article

*9.

“Kurdish Refugees from Iraq in Iran,”  Yedi’ot Aharonot (Israeli Daily)  (August 3, 1975)  pp. 20-21 (2 pages)

 

Popular

Article

*10.

 “The Hebrew Elements in the Neo-Aramaic Dialect of the Jews of Azerbaijan,”  Leonenu, 39 (1975)  pp. 272-294 (23 pages)

 

Research

Article

11.

“The Impact of Israeli Hebrew on the Neo-Aramaic Dialect of the Kurdish Jews of Zakho:  A Case of Language Shift,”  Hebrew Union College Annual, 46,  Centennial Issue (1975)  pp. 489-508 (20 pages)

Research

Article

12.

“Lel-Huza:  Story and History in a Cycle of Lamentations for the Ninth of Ab in the Jewish Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Zakho, Iraqi Kurdistan,”  Journal of Semitic Studies, 22 (1976)  pp. 138-162 (24 pages)

Research

Article

13.

Neosyrische Chrestomathie, by R. Macuch and E. Panoussi, Journal of American Oriental Society, 96 (1976)  pp. 436-439 (2 pages)

 

Book Review

14.

“Jews Among Arabs,” a review of three books written by Oriental Jews on Oriental Jews, HA’AM (March 9, 1976)  p. 5 (one page)

 

Popular

Article

15.

Pesat Wayhi Beallah, A Neo-Aramaic Midrash on Beshallah (Exodus)  Introduction, Phonetic Transcription, Translation, Notes and Glossary; Wiesbaden 1976, 226 pages  (Includes an appendix, “A Survey of the Oral and Written Literature of the Kurdish Jews,” which also appeared in Jewish Tradition in the Diaspora, Studies in Memory of Walter J. Fischel, ed. by Michael M. Caspi, Berkeley, (1981)  pp. 197-210  (14 pages)

 

Research

Book

16.

“Midrashic Literature in the Neo-Aramaic Dialects of the Jews of Kurdistan,”  Association for Jewish Studies Newsletter, 16  (1976)

Abstract

17.

“Kurdistani Realia and Attitudes as Reflected in the Midrashic-Aggadic Literature of the Kurdish Jews,”  Studies in Jewish Folklore, ed. F. Talmage, Cambridge, 1980,  pp. 287-296  (10 pages); an abstract appeared in the Association for Jewish Studies, Newsletter, 20 (1977),  pp. 9-10  (2 pages)

 

Research

Article

18.

 “Multilingual Proverbs (Neo-Aramaic, Kurdish, Arabic) in the Neo- Aramaic Dialect of the Jews of Zakho,”  International Journal of Middle East Studies, 9 (1978)  pp. 215-235  (21 pages)

 

Research

Article

19.

 

“From Tel-Kepe (A Pile of Stones) in Iraqi Kurdistan to Providence, Rhode Island:  The Story of a Chaldean Immigrant to the U.S.A in 1927,” in The Journal of American Oriental Society, 98/4 (1978) 

pp. 410-415 (6 pages)

Research

Article

20.

The Hebrew Language Tradition of the Baghdadi Community:  The Phonology, ed  S. Morag, Journal of Semitic Studies, 24 (1979), 

pp.284-286  (3 pages)

 

Book

Review

*21.

“Qistit Hanna:  A Neo-Aramaic Rhymed Legend on the Martyrs Hanna and Her Seven Sons,” Pe’amim (Ben-Zvi Institute, Israel) 7 (1981),  pp. 83-99 (17 pages)

Research

Article

22.

“Jews of Kurdistan:  A Bibliographical Review (1975-1980),”  Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Newsletter, Vol. 4 (No.3-4), 1981,  pp. 8-9 (2 pages)

Bibliography

Review

23.

“A Bibliography of Secondary Literature on New Aramaic,”  Jewish Language Review, 1 (1981),  pp. 123-125 (3 pages); 2 (1982),  p. 98 (1 page)

Bibliography

Review

*24.

“On the History of the Jews in Kurdistan,”  Jews of Kurdistan:  Way of Life, Tradition and Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem 1981-82, 

pp. 16-41, 266-269 (29 pages); also appeared in Hamvaker, April 13, 1984,  pp. 44-45 (2 pages), and April 27, 1984,  p. 27 (1 page)

 

Popular

Article

*25.

“A Midrashic Commentary on the Book of Jonah in the Neo-Aramaic of the Jews of Kurdistan,” Jewish Thought in Islamic Lands, ed. M. Zohory, Jerusalem, 1981,  pp. 131-143 (13 pages)

 

Research

Article

26.

The Folk Literature of the Kurdistani Jews:  An Anthology, New Haven, 1982  (Yale Judaica Series #23) (290 pages)

Research

Book

27.

“Legend vs. Reality:  An Analysis and Comparison of Folktales about the Rabbis of Kurdistan with Documents Written by them or their Contemporaries,”  The Sephardi and Oriental Jewish Heritage, ed. I. Ben-Ami, Jerusalem, 1982, pp. 287-296 (9 pages)

Research

Article

*28.

“Loyalty and Deviation in the Jewish Neo-Aramaic Translations of the Bible,”  Leonenu 46 (1982/5742),  pp. 124-140 (16 pages)

Research

Article

*29.

“The Literary Creativity of Kurdistani Jews,”  Pe’amim 13 (1982) 

pp. 57-70 (13 pages); Hebrew translation of Appendix in #15.

Research

Article

*30.

“A Midrashic Commentary on Isaiah 10:32 - 12:6 in the Neo-Aramaic of the Kurdish Jews,”  Studies in Aggadah and Jewish Folklore  (Folklore Research Center) VII, ed. I. Ben-Ani, J. Dan, Jerusalem, 1983,  pp. 317-336, 123 (20 pages)

Research

Article

*31.

“Two Midrashic Commentaries to Jeremiah 8:13 - 9:23 in the Neo-Aramaic Dialects of Zakho and Amidya,” in Aramaeans, Aramaic and the Aramaic Literary Tradition, ed. Michael Sokoloff, Bar-Ilan University Press, 1983, pp. 11-41 (30 pages)

Research

Article

32.

 

“The Quadriradical Verb in Eastern Neo-Aramaic Dialects,” the Journal of Semitic Studies 27/2 (1982),  pp. 149-176 (28 pages)

Research

Article

*33.

The Book of Genesis in Neo-Aramaic in the Dialect of the Jewish Community of Zakho, Including Selected Texts in Other Neo-Aramaic Dialects, and a Glossary,  Hebrew University, Language Traditions Project, Jerusalem, 1983 (340 pages).

 

Research

Book

34.

“The Arabic Elements in the Jewish Neo-Aramaic Texts of Nerwa and ‘Amadiya, Iraqi Kurdistan,” Journal of American Oriental Society 104 (1984)  pp. 201-211 (11 pages).

Research

Article

*35.

Homilies in the Neo-Aramaic of the Jews of Kurdistan for the Biblical Portions of Wayhi (Genesis), Beshallah and Yitro (Exodus), edited and translated into Hebrew with Comparative Midrashic notes and glossary.  Jerusalem, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jewish Language Series, 1984 (376 pages).

Research

Book

*36.

 

“The Neo-Aramaic Dialects and the Other Languages Spoken by the Jews of Kurdistan,” Studies in Jewish Languages ed. M. Bar-Asher, Jerusalem, 1988, pp. 87-111 (15 pages).

Research

Article

 

*37.

 

The Book of Exodus in Neo-Aramaic, in The Dialect of the Jewish Community of Zakho, including selected texts in other Neo-Aramaic dialects and a glossary, Jerusalem, Language Traditions Project, The Hebrew University, 1988 (219 pages).

Research

Book

 

38.

 

“Substratal and Adstratal Elements in Jewish Neo-Aramaic,” Studia Linguistica et Orientalia Memoriae Haim Blanc Dedicata ed. P. Wexler et al, Wiesbaden, 1989, pp. 264-276 (13 pages). 

Research

Article

39.

“Studies of the Folklore, Ethnography and Literature of Kurdistani Jews:  An Annotated Bibliography,” Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Review Vol. II, No. 1-2 (1989), pp. 35-38 (4 pages).

Research

Article

40.

“General European Loanwords in the Jewish Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Zakho, Iraqi Kurdistan,” Studies in Neo-Aramaic ed. W. Heinrichs,  Atlanta, 1990, pp. 53-66 (14 pages). 

 

Research

Article

41.

“On the Nature of the Oral Translations of the Book of Exodus in Neo-Aramaic,” Maarav   Vols. 5-6 (1990),  pp. 311-317 (7 pages).

Research

Article

*42.

The Book of Leviticus in Neo-Aramaic in the Dialect of the Jewish Community of Zakho, Including selected Texts in Other Neo-Aramaic Dialects and a Glossary.  Jerusalem, The Hebrew University, Language Traditions Project, 1990 (192 pages).

Research

Book

43.

Targum de Targum, An Old Neo-Aramaic Version of the Targum of Song of Songs, (Introduction, Eclectic Text, English Translation, and Glossary) Wiesbaden, 1991 (187 pages).

Research

Book

*44.

“A Comedy of Errors:  Semantic Mistakes by students of Hebrew and How to correct them,”  Bulletin of Higher Hebrew EducationA Journal for Methodology and Pedagogy in University Teaching of Hebrew Language and Literature, Vol. 4, No. 2 (Spring 1991), pp 91-97 (7 pages).

Instructional

Paper

45.

A Review-Article of:  I.  Avinery, The Aramaic Dialect of the Jews of Zakho, Jerusalem, 1988, JAOS Vol. 111, No. 3 (1991), pp. 653-656 (4 pages).

Review

Article

46.

“Lexicography of Modern Aramaic Languages,”  in Wörterbücher, Dictionaries, Dictionnaires  (An International Encyclopedia of Lexicography), ed. F. J. Hausmann et al, Berlin/New York, 1991, 3rd Vol., pp. 2432, 2437-8 (3 pages). 

Encyclopedia

Entry

47.

“The Hebrew Bible Vocabulary as Reflected through Traditional Oral Neo-Aramaic Translations,” Semitic Studies in honor of W. Leslau, ed. A.S. Kaye, Vol. II, (Wiesbaden, 1991), pp. 1385-1401 (17 pages).

Research

Article

*48.

“Back to Kurdistan,” Yediot Aharont, weekend supplement 7 Days, 10/30/1992, pp. 19-22 (4 pages).  A shorter version appeared in Ha’am (UCLA), 3/13/1993, pp. 8-9, 13-14.

Popular

Article

49.

“The Folk Literature of Kurdistani Jews,” an entry in Enzyklopädie des Märchens, Berlin, 1993, pp. 707-712 (5 pages).  An English version appeared in Jewish Folklore & Ethnology Review, Volume 14, Nos. 1 and 2.  1992, page 10ff.

Encyclopedia

Entry

50.

The Book of Numbers in Neo-Aramaic in the Dialect of the Jewish Community of Zakho, Including selected Texts in Other Neo-Aramaic Dialects and a Glossary.  Jerusalem, The Hebrew University, Language Traditions Project,1993 (185 pages).

Research

Book

51.

“A Folktale and Folk Songs in the Christian Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Tel-Kepe (Northern Iraq),” Semitica Serta Philologica Constantino Tsereteli dicata, ed.R. Contini, et al., Torino, 1993 pp. 289-298 (10 pages).

 

Research

Article

*52.

A review article of Y. Avishur, The Folktales of Iraqi Jews (Haifa, 1992,) in Pe’amim, Studies in Oriental Jewry, 56 (1993), pp. 145-149 (5 pages).

 

Review

Article

53.

“Tafsir ─▒ir Ha∫∫irim:  An old Neo-Aramaic version of the Targum on Canticles,” Maarav 8 (1992) pp.303-317 (14 pages).  A much modified version of the Introduction to my book number 43.

 

Research

Article

54.

“Today Palestine, tomorrow Kurdistan?” Jerusalem Post 10/19/93, Daily Bruin  10/26/93

 

Popular

Article

55.

 

 “Iraqi Kurdistan after the Gulf War:  Christian and Jewish Vestiges,” Kurdistan Times 3 (12/1993), pp. 139-145 (6 pages).  (A summary in Near Eastern Center [UCLA] Newsletter 13/2 (1993), pages 6-7.              

 

Popular

Article

56.

“Reflections of Social Values in the Folk Literature of Kurdistani Jews” in History and Creativity in the Sephardi and Oriental Jewish Communities, ed. T. Alexander et al. (Winter 1995) pp. 117-146

 

Research

Article

57.

Review of The Jews of Mosul (Iraq) by E. Laniado in Mediterranean Language Review, Vol. 6-7, pp. 283-285 (1993).

 

Book

Review

58.

Review of Grammatik des Christlich-Palästinisch-Aramäischen by Ch. Müller-Kessler in Bibliotheca Orientalis 51, n. 1/2 (1994) pp. 154-155.

 

Book

Review

59.

The Book of Deuteronomy in Neo-Aramaic, in the Dialect of the Jewish Community of Zakho, Including selected Texts in Other Neo-Aramaic Dialects and a Glossary.  Jerusalem, The Hebrew University, Language Traditions Project, 159+47 pages (1994).

 

Research

Book

60.

“The Christian Neo-Aramaic Dialects of Zakho and Dihok:  Two Text Samples,” JAOS 115/1 (1995), pp. 33-51 (18 pages).

 

Research

Article

*61.

“Jewish Neo-Aramaic” an entry for Encyclopaedia Hebraica, supplement Vol. 3, pp. 1010-1012 (3 pages).

 

Encyclopedia

Entry

 62.

 

Review of E. Brauer, The Jews of Kurdistan, Detroit (Waine State University Press), 1993. Requested by editors of Studies in Contemporary Jewry (Oxford UP), vol. 11, pp. 261-262 (1995).

 

Book Review

*63.

“A Comedy of Errors, part 2:  Semantic Mistakes by students of Hebrew and How to correct them,”  Bulletin of Higher Hebrew EducationA Journal for Methodology and Pedagogy in University Teaching of Hebrew Language and Literature, Vol. 7-8, (1994-95), pp 39-41 (3 pages).

 Instructional

 Paper

64.

“Jews of Kurdistan,” an entry-article for Encyclopedia of World Cultures, ed. D. Levinson, vol. IX: Africa and the Middle East, 1995,  pp. 144-147.

Encyclopedia Entry

65.

“Christian Neo-Aramaic Love Songs in a Jewish Manuscript,” Israel Oriental Studies Vol. 16, Studies in Modern Semitic Languages,  1996, pp. 85-91.

Research Article

66.

Review of Men’s Folk Songs in Judaeo-Arabic of Iraq by Y. Avishur, Journal  of American Oriental Society, vol. 116 (1996), pp. 332-333.

Book Review

67.

“The Famous Barzani Family of Rabbis of Kurdistan,” Kurdistan Times,   vol. 4 (1995), pp. 186-188.

Popular Article

68.

Review of Dictionary of Iraqi-Judeo Arabic Dialect , by G. Yona-Swery and R. Rajwan, Yosef Hayim , vol. 1, Issue 1 (1996), p. 2.

Popular Review

69.

Compiled “Jewish Neo-Aramaic” for International Dictionary Series, ed Mary Ritchie Key, UCI, 58 pages.

Lexical Research

70.

“The Story of Balaam and His She-Ass (Numbers, Chapter 22) in four Neo-Aramaic Dialects: A Comparative Study of the Translations,” in Humanism,Culture and Language in the Middle East, Studies in Honor of Georg Krotkoff, ed. A. Afsaruddin and A.H.M.Zahniser, Winona Lake, 1997, pp. 301-317.

Research Article

71.

Review of A. Dotan, The Dawn of Hebrew Linguistics, The Book of Elegance of the Language of the Hebrews by Saadia Gaon, 2 vols., Jerusalem, 1997, in  Journal of American Oriental Society 119:516-17 .

Book Review

72.

“Family and community Values as Reflected in Proverbs of the Jews of Iraq,” Yosef Hayim 3, 1998, p.2

Popular Article

73.

“Kurdish Influence on Pet Names of Kurdistani Jews,” Kurdica Website 8,  1999.

Summary of Findings

74.

“The Hebrew Elements in Written Jewish Neo-Aramaic Texts (in Manuscripts and Printed Editions),” Vena Hebraica in Judaeorum Linguis, ed. Sh. Morag, et al., Milano, 1999: 387-397. 

Research Article

 

*75.

“The Neo-Aramaic Pentateuch –A Summary of Findings,” Pe’amim 83 (2000):108-117.

Research Article

76.

“Migdal Babel: The Linguistic Heritage of Iraq,” Yosef Hayim 4 (2000):3-4

Popular Article

77.

A Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Kurdistan, Text, Grammar and Vocabulary, by G. Krotkoff, New Haven, 1982.  Mediterranean Language Review  10 (1998):197-209 (12 pages)

Review Article

*78.

“Parallel Patterns of Development in Jewish Neo-Aramaic and Modern Israeli Hebrew,” Leshonenu 62 (1999), pp. 334-344.

Research Article

79.

Review of M. Piamenta, Jewish Life in Arabic Language and Jerusalem Arabic in Communal Perspective, A Lexico-Semantic Study, Leiden, 2000, in Al-æarabiyya 33 (2000): 111-112.

Book Review

*80.

A Note on Wa-Yiddom (Lev. 10:3) in Leshonenu 63 (2000-2001):175.

Response  Note

81.

“Zakho”, an entry for the new Encyclopaedia of Islam 2nd ed. Vol. XI: 425.

Encyclopedia Article

82.

“The Story of Brothers Ali and Amar in the Jewish Dialect of Zakho. Based on Albert Socin’s Text from 1870, transcribed anew as if it were told ca. 1950, and emphasizing the linguistic changes that ooccurred in the dialect since Socin’s time,” Festschrift für Otto Jastrow zum 60. Geburstag, ed. Werner Arnold, Wiesbaden, 2002, pp. 613-627.

Research Article

*83.

“Ma Nishtana: A Comparison of the Neo-Aramaic Translations and the Hebrew Text of Two Kurdistani Passover Haggadot: A Historical-Linguistic Study, Including Remarks on Kurdistani Passover Folklore,” Leshonenu 64 (5762 [=2002]), pp. 73-91, and Leshonenu  65 (2002), pp. 95-96.

Research Article

 

84.

 

Jewish Neo-Aramaic Dictionary, based on old manuscripts, Bible translations, recorded folktales, and diverse registers of everyday speech, Wiesbaden (Harrassowitz, Semitica Viva Series #28), 2002.

Research Book

85.

“ARAMAIC, ONCE AN INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE, NOW ON THE VERGE OF EXPIRATION: ARE THE DAYS OF ITS LAST VESTIGES NUMBERED” at When Languages Collide:  Perspectives on Language Conflict, Language Competition, and Language Coexistence, edited by:  Brian D. Joseph, Johanna DeStefano, Neil G. Jacobs, and Ilse Lehiste, The Ohio State University Press, 2003, pp. 222-234.

Research Article

86.

“TARGUMIC INFLUENCE ON JEWISH BIBLE TRANSLATIONS IN NEO-ARAMAIC,” Aramaic Studies 1/1 ((2003), pp. 55-65.

Research Article

*87

“Names and Nicknames among various Jewish Communities,” Hado’ar spring 2003, 67-69.

Popular article

*88

“The Blackman as the ‘other’ in Jewish Culture,” Hadoar Fall, 2003, pp.67-69.

Book review essay

*89.

“Mi Kamokha – A Purim Poem in the Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Birdug (Iran, 1780)”, Ben ‘Ever le-‘Arav, vol. 3 (2004), pp. 95-120.

Research Article

*90.

A book review of D. Rosenthal, The Israelis, New York, 2003, in Hadoar 2004.

Popular

91.

“A Comparative Study of the Hebrew Elements in the Judeo-Arabic Dialects of Iraq with those in the Jewish Neo-Aramaic Dialects,” In Y. Avishur Festschrift, Tel-Aviv, 2004, pp. 261-294,

Research Article

92.

“Proper Names and Family Names among the Jews of Iraq,” Nehardea 14, 2003: pp. 11-12.

Popular

93.

Review of Der neuostaramäische Dialekt von Särdä:rïd. By Helen Younansardaroud. Semitica Viva, ed. Otto Jastrow, vol. 26, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2001, in JAOS 122.4 (2002), pp. 903-4.

Book Review

94.

Review of The Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Qaraqosh, by Geoffrey Khan, Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics, vol. 36, Leiden, in JAOS 124.1 (2004), pp. 1-3

Book Review

*95

 Review of  Haya Gavish’s book on Zionizim in Northern Iraq (1920-1950), in Haaretz,/Book Review supplement 2/2/2005.

Book Review

96

“The Multiple Faces of Eve :The Images of Woman in the Folk Literature of A Near Eastern Jewish Community,” International Sephardic Journal 2/1 (2005): 146-157.

Popular Article

97

“Torah in the Mouth and Torah in the Heart: How Judaism was Transmitted in a Minimally-Literate Near Eastern Jewish Community,” Queens College Journal of Jewish Studies, Spring 2005 vol. VII, pp. 67-74.

Popular Article

98

“Some Comparative Observations on the Lexicons of  Nerwa Texts in Jewish Neo-Aramaic and the Neo-Syriac Poems of Alqosh and Telkepe, both from ca. the 17th Century and Both from Kurdistan, Northern Iraq, ”Studi Afroasiatici IX Incontro Italiano di Linguistica Camitosemitica, A cura di Alessandro Mengozzi,  Milano, 2005, pp. 391-96.

Research Article

*99

 

The Five Scrolls in Jewish Neo-Aramaic Translations, Dialects of ‘Amidya, Dihok, and Urmia, a Critical Edition, Based on Recordings and Manuscripts, etc., (Hebrew University Jewish Oral Tradition Center, Edah ve-Lashon # 26,) Jerusalem 2006.

Research book

100

 

“Yona Gabbay, A Jewish Peddler’s Life Story from Iraqi Kurdistan, As Narrated by him in his Aramaic Dialect of Zakho (Four Episodes),” Mediterranean Language Review 16 (2005), pp. 167-220.

 

Research Article

101

[My book The Folk Literature of the Kurdistani Jews:  An Anthology, New Haven, 1982  (Yale Judaica Series #23) was translated into Turkish :(Bir Antoloji: Kurdistani Yahudilerin Halk Edebiyati, Istanbul, (DOZ Yayinlari), 2005)].

Translation

(not by me)

102

Review of Jewish Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Koy Sanjaq by Hezi Mutzafi, Semitica Viva, vol. 32. Wiesbaden, 2004, in Journal of American Oriental Society 125.2 (2005): 298-99.

Book Review

103

“Agonies of Childbearing and Child Rearing in Iraqi Kurdistan, A Narrative in Jewish Neo-Aramaic and its English Translation,” Studies in Semitic and General Linguistics in Honor of Gideon Goldenberg, ed. Tali Bar and Eran Cohen (AOAT 334), Münster, 2007, pp. 107-145

Research Article

104*

Hakham ‘Alwan Avidani ‘s Unique Neo-Aramaic Translations of Biblical and Other Traditional Texts,” Studies in Hebrew, Aramaic and Jewish Languages Presented to Moshe Bar-Asher [Director of the Hebrew Language Academy], vol. II Rabbinic Hebrew and Aramaic (2008), pp. 435-52.

Research Article

105*

The Jewish Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Koy Sanjaq (Iraqi Kurdistan). By Hezy Mutzafi. Semitica Viva, vol. 32. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2004. Pp. xviii+260, in Ben ‘Ever la-‘Arav IV (2008): 281-283.

Book Review

106

“Five Scrolls in Jewish Neo-Aramaic Dialects,” in Neo-Aramaic Studies, Proceedings of a Workshop on Neo-Aramaic held in Cambridge 2005, ed. G. Khan, Gorgias Press, 2008, pp. 177-195.

English -Version Introduction for 99 above

107

“Burying MY Mother Tongue,” The Jewish Week/Text and Context, 4/27/2009 (OnLine: http://www.thejewishweek.com/viewArticle/c228_a15559/Special_Sections/Text_Context.html

Popular Article

108*

Jewish Neo-Aramaic Translations of Hebrew Liturgical Poems: A Critical Edition, Jerusalem (HUP), 2009, 440pp.

Research Book

109

Aramaic in its Historical and Linguistic Setting. Edited by Holger Gzella and Margareth L. Folmer. Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz, Veröffentlichungen der OrientalischenKommission, vol. 50. Wiesbaden:Harrassowitz Verlag, 2008, published in JAOS 129.1 (2009) 137-8.

Book Review


 

CURRENT RESEARCH

Hebrew Piyyutim (Hymns) in Jewish Neo-Aramaic Translations.


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