The Big Little Book of Jewish Wit and Wisdom

The Big Little Book of Jewish Wit and Wisdom

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This small, chunky volume presents the witty, wonderful, deadpan and droll insight of the Jewish culture. Chapters on Wisdom, Mitzvahs, Dybbuks, Proverbs, Jokes, Curses, Conventions, Mores (ethics), Love & Marriage, Men & Women, Children & Family provide reflections gleaned from a wealth of ancient, traditional and modern sources. The range of wise observations on the ways of the world, snappy one-liners, stories and expressions captures the spirit of the Jews throughout the centuries. Illustrated with sixty watercolor paintings, The Big Little Book of Jewish Wit & Wisdom will delight and engage even the toughest Jewish mother.

Some examples:

When we hear a baby laugh, it is the loveliest thing that can happen to us. --Sigmund Freud

A child's wisdom is also wisdom. --Yiddish proverb

I don't believe in the afterlife, although I am bringing a change of underwear. --Woody Allen

May you lose all your teeth but one, and may that one have a cavity. --Anonymous (Yiddish curse)
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Black Dog & Leventhal Pub., c2000
ISBN: 9781579121464
Branch Call Number: 808.882 BIG (Dayson Collection)
Characteristics: 360 p. : col. ill. ; 15 cm


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