Chronicle Books, June 1996. Hardcover. Used - Very Good / Very Good. Item #113200
All the color, vibrancy, and humor of Yiddish is captured in this delightfully illustrated treasury of over 100 folk sayings in both English and Yiddish. From the sublime (Man thinks and God laughs/"A mentsh tracht un Got lacht") to the practical (When you look to the heights, hold onto your hat/"Az du kukst oif hoicheh zachen, halt tsu dos hitl"), "Yiddish Wisdom" collects the best from the Old Country. The perfect icebreaker for social gatherings' mah jongg games, and coffee klatches, this enchanting volume also makes a charming gift for any happy occasion.