A treasure-trove of golden sayings and pearls of wisdom, mined from the righteous women of yesteryear and carefully passed down through the generations in exquisite Yiddish. Now available in a faithful English translation with the original Yiddish included. Flip through the pages and find some things that Bobba, Elter-Zeide (great grandfather), and Mamma used to say, and which you may even repeat yourself. In reading this beautiful collection of expressions, some will make you laugh, others will bring on the tears, yet others will cause you to reflect, but the overall effect is an endearing, remarkable one. Breathe in the sparkling air of the ?alter heim??the Old World?and find in it the refreshing insight that is so needed in the world of today. Each saying brings traditional source material, metaphorical meaning, and relevant tales and anecdotes to illustrate it.
Author: Rachel Rosmarin