Re: does anyone know this Yiddish expression? #yiddish


Rafael.Manory@...
 

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

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