Yiddish Wisdom: Yiddishe Chochma

by Kristina Swarner

Book, 1996



Call number

550 SWA


San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, c1996.


All the color, vibrancy, and humor of Yiddish is captured in this delightfully illustrated treasury of over 100 folk sayings in both English and Yiddish. From the sublime (Man thinks and God laughs/A mentsh tracht un Got lacht) to the practical (When you look to the heights, hold onto your hat/Az du kukst oif hoicheh zachen, halt tsu dos hitl), Yiddish Wisdom collects the best from the Old Country. The perfect icebreaker for social gatherings' mah jongg games, and coffee klatches, this enchanting volume also makes a charming gift for any happy occasion.

Original language



0811812022 / 9780811812023

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