Big Little Book of Jewish Wit & Wisdom

Big Little Book of Jewish Wit & Wisdom

by Sally Ann Berk
     
 

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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

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603762809
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Publication date:
02/26/2013
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
674,452
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Sally Ann Berk is the author of The New York Bartender's Guide,Smoothies, Shakes&Frappes, and Farmer’s Market Cooking, among others. She is the editor of Secrets of the Druids and A Reasonable Affliction: 1001 Love Poems to Read to Each Other. She lives in Northern California with her husband and son.

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