The Big Little Book of Jewish Wit and Wisdom

The Big Little Book of Jewish Wit and Wisdom

eBook - 2013
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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)."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, N,Y. :, Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers,, 2013
ISBN: 9781603762809
Characteristics: 1 online resource (360 pages)
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