Re: does anyone know this Yiddish expression? #yiddish


Jx. Gx.
 

Aline,

The expression means exactly what it says.  My mother used to say it in Yiddish and then repeat it in English. She more correctly said, "A MOTHER can take care of 10 children, but 10 children cannot care for their mother."  Traditionally, mothers have always taken care of the household and made sure the children were well-fed, clothed, took care of them when they got sick, and comforted them when they scraped their knee while playing.  But when the years pass and the mother becomes weak or sick, often times her adult children can find no time to care for her. Heartbreaking.

Jeffrey Gee
Arizona    

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