Motl Peyse dem Khazns: Abridged and Adapted for Students with Exercises and Glossary (Paperback)
The new Motl Peyse dem Khazns is an abridgment of Sholem Aleichem's children's classic, but so much more. The language and syntax have been simplified to meet the needs of Yiddish students in the 21st century. The work is designed to provide students, both young and old, with crucial tools to learn the language. The two companion CDs created for the book are available from the League for Yiddish: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The book consists of eight chapters, divided into smaller subchapters, starting with Sholem Aleichem's first chapter and concluding with Motl's family's departure to America. Each of the subchapters has a Yiddish-English glossary, and a cumulative glossary follows the text at the end of the reader. Each of the subchapters is also accompanied by exercises, geared both to comprehension and to practicing the new vocabulary and grammar of the lesson. The book is chock-full of many wonderful pictures, done by well-known Motl illustrators of the past. The skilled hand of experienced and creative educators is evident throughout.