Hailed by the Jewish Chronicle as a tremendous advance over previous works, it provides a unique description of the Hebrew language as it is encountered and used today, covering formal and poetic Hebrew as well as current idioms and phrases, slang, and colloquialisms. This is the first dictionary to describe rather than prescribe contemporary Hebrew. Coverage of technical and scientific terminology; academic discourse; vocabulary from fields such as law and medicine, as well as slang and colloquialisms. The labelling system allows quick indentification of context, register, and usage. A reference tool for students, scholars, translators, and business professionsals. 1091 ppage softcover from Oxford Univerity Press.