Entries Tagged as 'Proverbs'

A Yiddish Proverb for Senator Lieberman: “When you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember what you said.” –and others.

Published on December 17th, 2009 by Malachi

[] As you know by now, I am a great fan of the proverb. Looking through my “Collection of Yiddish Proverbs” I found a few of my favorites for Senator Joe to read on the plane. If they seem pointed, we should bear in mind that they may just have a wider application…. [] [] […]

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A Joke for those who need jokes: “There was this very pious Jew who wanted to win the lottery…

Published on June 3rd, 2009 by Malachi

Thomas Friedman has a good joke (OK, a joke that I enjoyed) in his NYT column today –he told this one to Barack Obama, who will be speaking to more than a billion Muslims worldwide on Thursday, from Cairo. The President laughed. [] [] The Joke: “There is this very pious Jew named Goldberg who […]

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The Importance of Irreverence

Published on June 6th, 2007 by Malachi

Some words of wisdom for you all: “If you are going to eat pork, make it good and fat.” (Yiddish Proverb) “If I knew I was going to live so long, I’da taken better care of myself.” (Toots Shor, famous boxer and nightclub owner) “Giving up smoking and drinking and philandering doesn’t make you live […]

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