and West Yiddish (before the decline and demise of the latter), the rise of the Haskalah, Hasidism and its opponent in misnagdes, emigration from eastern Europe around the world, the Hebrew-Yiddish language conflicts, the postWWI eastern European blossoming of Yiddish-language culture, the Holocaust, Soviet language planning, and the post-WWII situation, including along the way some brief attention to the phenomena of early Yiddish literature and later of the classic authors Sholem Abramovitsh, Sholem Aleichem, and Y. L Peretz. In addition to her many other scholarly publications in the field of Yiddish studies, and alongside her earlier introductory Yiddish language textbook (Einführung in die jiddische Sprache und Kultur, 2002), Aptroot's publication of this history of Yiddish seems the next key component in her shifting the identity of Yiddish studies in Germany from a secondary sub-discipline of German studies to a scholarly and university discipline in its own right. It is a welcome development. Jerold C. Frakes University at Buffalo The New Testament and Rabbinic Literature, edited by Reimund Bierenger, Florentino Garcia Martinez, Didier Pollefeyt, and Peter Tomson. Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism. Leiden: Brill, 2009. 544 pp. $241.00. This volume collects papers presented at a
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