Michael Wex

Michael Wex is a novelist, professor, translator (including the only Yiddish translation of The Threepenny Opera), lecturer, and performer. He's been hailed "a Yiddish national treasure" and is one of the leading lights in the current revival of Yiddish, lecturing widely on Yiddish and Jewish culture. He lives and shmoozes in Toronto.


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Just Say Nu by Michael Wex--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt and hear Michael Wex read from his book Just Say Nu: Yiddish for Every Occasion (When English Just Won't Do). Just say Nu is a practical guide to using Yiddish words and expressions in day-to-day situations.

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Just Say Nu Yiddish Lesson 21: "I Will Survive"

Hear a Yiddish lesson from Michael Wex, author of Just Say Nu: Yiddish for Every Occasion (When English Just Won't Do). In this installment, Wex teaches the humorous lesson "I Will Survive." Just Say Nu is a practical and hilarious guide to using Yiddish words and expressions in day-to-day situations. Learn more about the book Just Say Nu at http://us.macmillan.com/justsaynu/MichaelWex Read more about author Michael Wex at http://us.macmillan.com/author/michaelwex

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Just Say Nu Yiddish Lesson 19: "Mr. Big Stuff"

Hear a Yiddish lesson from Michael Wex, author of Just Say Nu: Yiddish for Every Occasion (When English Just Won't Do). In this installment, Wex teaches the humorous lesson "Mr. Big Stuff." Just Say Nu is a practical and hilarious guide to using Yiddish words and expressions in day-to-day situations. Learn more about the book Just Say Nu at http://us.macmillan.com/justsaynu/MichaelWex Read more about author Michael Wex at http://us.macmillan.com/author/michaelwex

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Just Say Nu Yiddish Lesson 18: "Happy Birthday"

Hear a Yiddish lesson from Michael Wex, author of Just Say Nu: Yiddish for Every Occasion (When English Just Won't Do). In this installment, Wex teaches the humorous lesson "Happy Birthday." Just Say Nu is a practical and hilarious guide to using Yiddish words and expressions in day-to-day situations. Learn more about the book Just Say Nu at http://us.macmillan.com/justsaynu/MichaelWex Read more about author Michael Wex at http://us.macmillan.com/author/michaelwex

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Just Say Nu Yiddish Lesson 10: "Health advice"

Hear a Yiddish lesson from Michael Wex, author of Just Say Nu: Yiddish for Every Occasion (When English Just Won't Do). In this installment, Wex teaches the humorous lesson "Health Advice." Just Say Nu is a practical and hilarious guide to using Yiddish words and expressions in day-to-day situations. Learn more about the book Just Say Nu at http://us.macmillan.com/justsaynu/MichaelWex Read more about author Michael Wex at http://us.macmillan.com/author/michaelwex

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Just Say Nu Yiddish Lesson 1: "Good morning"

Hear a Yiddish lesson from Michael Wex, author of Just Say Nu: Yiddish for Every Occasion (When English Just Won't Do). In this installment, Wex teaches the humorous lesson "Good morning." Just Say Nu is a practical and hilarious guide to using Yiddish words and expressions in day-to-day situations. Learn more about the book Just Say Nu at http://us.macmillan.com/justsaynu/MichaelWex Read more about author Michael Wex at http://us.macmillan.com/author/michaelwex

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Just Say Nu Yiddish Lesson 7: "Who are you?"

Hear a Yiddish lesson from Michael Wex, author of Just Say Nu: Yiddish for Every Occasion (When English Just Won't Do). In this installment, Wex teaches the humorous lesson "Who Are You?" Just Say Nu is a practical and hilarious guide to using Yiddish words and expressions in day-to-day situations. Learn more about the book Just Say Nu at http://us.macmillan.com/justsaynu/MichaelWex Read more about author Michael Wex at http://us.macmillan.com/author/michaelwex

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Just Say Nu Yiddish Lesson 16: "Mad passion"

Hear a Yiddish lesson from Michael Wex, author of Just Say Nu: Yiddish for Every Occasion (When English Just Won't Do). In this installment, Wex teaches the humorous lesson "Mad passion." Just Say Nu is a practical and hilarious guide to using Yiddish words and expressions in day-to-day situations. Learn more about the book Just Say Nu at http://us.macmillan.com/justsaynu/MichaelWex Read more about author Michael Wex at http://us.macmillan.com/author/michaelwex

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Just Say Nu Yiddish Lesson 14: "Driver's ed"

Hear a Yiddish lesson from Michael Wex, author of Just Say Nu: Yiddish for Every Occasion (When English Just Won't Do). In this installment, Wex teaches the humorous lesson "Driver's ed." Just Say Nu is a practical and hilarious guide to using Yiddish words and expressions in day-to-day situations. Learn more about the book Just Say Nu at http://us.macmillan.com/justsaynu/MichaelWex Read more about author Michael Wex at http://us.macmillan.com/author/michaelwex

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Just Say Nu Yiddish Lesson 3: "How are you?"

Hear a Yiddish lesson from Michael Wex, author of Just Say Nu: Yiddish for Every Occasion (When English Just Won't Do). In this installment, Wex teaches the humorous lesson "How are you?" Just Say Nu is a practical and hilarious guide to using Yiddish words and expressions in day-to-day situations. Learn more about the book Just Say Nu at http://us.macmillan.com/justsaynu/MichaelWex Read more about author Michael Wex at http://us.macmillan.com/author/michaelwex

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Just Say Nu Yiddish Lesson 2: "Hello"

Hear a Yiddish lesson from Michael Wex, author of Just Say Nu: Yiddish for Every Occasion (When English Just Won't Do). In this installment, Wex teaches the lesson "Hello." Just Say Nu is a practical and hilarious guide to using Yiddish words and expressions in day-to-day situations. Learn more about the book Just Say Nu at http://us.macmillan.com/justsaynu/MichaelWex Read more about author Michael Wex at http://us.macmillan.com/author/michaelwex

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Just Say Nu Yiddish Lesson 22: "Things to Say in Germany"

Hear a Yiddish lesson from Michael Wex, author of Just Say Nu: Yiddish for Every Occasion (When English Just Won't Do). In this installment, Wex teaches the humorous lesson "Things to Say in Germany." Just Say Nu is a practical and hilarious guide to using Yiddish words and expressions in day-to-day situations. Learn more about the book Just Say Nu at http://us.macmillan.com/justsaynu/MichaelWex Read more about author Michael Wex at http://us.macmillan.com/author/michaelwex

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Just Say Nu Yiddish Lesson 13: "When is an answer not an answer?

Hear a Yiddish lesson from Michael Wex, author of Just Say Nu: Yiddish for Every Occasion (When English Just Won't Do). In this installment, Wex teaches the humorous lesson "When is an answer not an answer?" Just Say Nu is a practical and hilarious guide to using Yiddish words and expressions in day-to-day situations. Learn more about the book Just Say Nu at http://us.macmillan.com/justsaynu/MichaelWex Read more about author Michael Wex at http://us.macmillan.com/author/michaelwex

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Just Say Nu Yiddish Lesson 20: "A Yiddish invitation to foreplay

Hear a Yiddish lesson from Michael Wex, author of Just Say Nu: Yiddish for Every Occasion (When English Just Won't Do). In this installment, Wex teaches the humorous lesson "A Yiddish invitation to foreplay." Just Say Nu is a practical and hilarious guide to using Yiddish words and expressions in day-to-day situations. Learn more about the book Just Say Nu at http://us.macmillan.com/justsaynu/MichaelWex Read more about author Michael Wex at http://us.macmillan.com/author/michaelwex

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Just Say Nu Yiddish Lesson 23: "Things to Say in Germany"

Hear a Yiddish lesson from Michael Wex, author of Just Say Nu: Yiddish for Every Occasion (When English Just Won't Do). In this installment, Wex teaches the humorous lesson "Things to Say in Germany," part 2. Just Say Nu is a practical and hilarious guide to using Yiddish words and expressions in day-to-day situations. Learn more about the book Just Say Nu at http://us.macmillan.com/justsaynu/MichaelWex Read more about author Michael Wex at http://us.macmillan.com/author/michaelwex

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Just Say Nu Yiddish Lesson 24: "A nice way to say goodbye"

Hear a Yiddish lesson from Michael Wex, author of Just Say Nu: Yiddish for Every Occasion (When English Just Won't Do). In this installment, Wex teaches the humorous lesson "A nice way to say goodbye." Just Say Nu is a practical and hilarious guide to using Yiddish words and expressions in day-to-day situations. Learn more about the book Just Say Nu at http://us.macmillan.com/justsaynu/MichaelWex Read more about author Michael Wex at http://us.macmillan.com/author/michaelwex

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Just Say Nu Yiddish Lesson 11: "Perils of assimilation"

Hear a Yiddish lesson from Michael Wex, author of Just Say Nu: Yiddish for Every Occasion (When English Just Won't Do). In this installment, Wex teaches the humorous lesson "Perils of assimilation." Just Say Nu is a practical and hilarious guide to using Yiddish words and expressions in day-to-day situations. Learn more about the book Just Say Nu at http://us.macmillan.com/justsaynu/MichaelWex Read more about author Michael Wex at http://us.macmillan.com/author/michaelwex

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Just Say Nu Yiddish Lesson 8: "Not another Christmas"

Hear a Yiddish lesson from Michael Wex, author of Just Say Nu: Yiddish for Every Occasion (When English Just Won't Do). In this installment, Wex teaches the humorous lesson "Not another Christmas." Just Say Nu is a practical and hilarious guide to using Yiddish words and expressions in day-to-day situations. Learn more about the book Just Say Nu at http://us.macmillan.com/justsaynu/MichaelWex Read more about author Michael Wex at http://us.macmillan.com/author/michaelwex

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Just Say Nu Yiddish Lesson 9: "A short conversation"

Hear a Yiddish lesson from Michael Wex, author of Just Say Nu: Yiddish for Every Occasion (When English Just Won't Do). In this installment, Wex teaches the humorous lesson "A short conversation." Just Say Nu is a practical and hilarious guide to using Yiddish words and expressions in day-to-day situations. Learn more about the book Just Say Nu at http://us.macmillan.com/justsaynu/MichaelWex Read more about author Michael Wex at http://us.macmillan.com/author/michaelwex

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Just Say Nu Yiddish Lesson 6: "A little Bob Dylan"

Hear a Yiddish lesson from Michael Wex, author of Just Say Nu: Yiddish for Every Occasion (When English Just Won't Do). In this installment, Wex teaches the humorous lesson "A little Bob Dylan." Just Say Nu is a practical and hilarious guide to using Yiddish words and expressions in day-to-day situations. Learn more about the book Just Say Nu at http://us.macmillan.com/justsaynu/MichaelWex Read more about author Michael Wex at http://us.macmillan.com/author/michaelwex

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Just Say Nu Yiddish Lesson 12: "Extravagant praise"

Hear a Yiddish lesson from Michael Wex, author of Just Say Nu: Yiddish for Every Occasion (When English Just Won't Do). In this installment, Wex teaches the humorous lesson "Extravagant praise." Just Say Nu is a practical and hilarious guide to using Yiddish words and expressions in day-to-day situations. Learn more about the book Just Say Nu at http://us.macmillan.com/justsaynu/MichaelWex Read more about author Michael Wex at http://us.macmillan.com/author/michaelwex

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Just Say Nu Yiddish Lesson 15: "Looking for action"

ear a Yiddish lesson from Michael Wex, author of Just Say Nu: Yiddish for Every Occasion (When English Just Won't Do). In this installment, Wex teaches the humorous lesson "Looking for Action." Just Say Nu is a practical and hilarious guide to using Yiddish words and expressions in day-to-day situations. Learn more about the book Just Say Nu at http://us.macmillan.com/justsaynu/MichaelWex Read more about author Michael Wex at http://us.macmillan.com/author/michaelwex

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Just Say Nu Yiddish Lesson 5: "As time goes by"

Hear a Yiddish lesson from Michael Wex, author of Just Say Nu: Yiddish for Every Occasion (When English Just Won't Do). In this installment, Wex teaches the humorous lesson "As time goes by." Just Say Nu is a practical and hilarious guide to using Yiddish words and expressions in day-to-day situations. Learn more about the book Just Say Nu at http://us.macmillan.com/justsaynu/MichaelWex Read more about author Michael Wex at http://us.macmillan.com/author/michaelwex

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Just Say Nu Yiddish Lesson 4: "As time goes by"

Hear a Yiddish lesson from Michael Wex, author of Just Say Nu: Yiddish for Every Occasion (When English Just Won't Do). In this installment, Wex teaches the humorous lesson "As time goes by." Just Say Nu is a practical and hilarious guide to using Yiddish words and expressions in day-to-day situations. Learn more about the book Just Say Nu at http://us.macmillan.com/justsaynu/MichaelWex Read more about author Michael Wex at http://us.macmillan.com/author/michaelwex

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Just Say Nu Yiddish Lesson 17: "Stupid question"

Hear a Yiddish lesson from Michael Wex, author of Just Say Nu: Yiddish for Every Occasion (When English Just Won't Do). In this installment, Wex teaches the humorous lesson "Stupid question." Just Say Nu is a practical and hilarious guide to using Yiddish words and expressions in day-to-day situations. Learn more about the book Just Say Nu at http://us.macmillan.com/justsaynu/MichaelWex Read more about author Michael Wex at http://us.macmillan.com/author/michaelwex

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Shlepping the Exile

Michael Wex
St. Martin's Press

Svelte and supple as unleavened bread, Shlepping the Exile rends the shmaltz from Jewish fiction and replaces it with a pound of real flesh. It's the story...


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Born To Kvetch

Michael Wex
St. Martin's Press

As the main spoken language of the Jews for more than a thousand years, Yiddish has had plenty to lament, plenty to conceal. Its phrases, idioms, and...


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Just Say Nu

Michael Wex; read by the author
Macmillan Audio

From the author of the hilarious bestseller Born to Kvetch comes an indispensable guide to the Yiddish language


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