Re: does anyone know this Yiddish expression? #yiddish


From: Rafael Manory, PhD

Thanks Yitschok Margaretn for the detailed explanation. I was going to write that it is a Hebrew proverb, not an Yiddish one, and I also was aware of itsĀ  Talmudic origin. I am not aware of an English equivalent other than the direct translation. In Israel the expression is commonly used andĀ  is traced to Pirkei Avot, as indicated.

Rafael Manory, PhD

Join to automatically receive all group messages.