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1001 Yiddish Proverbs Paperback – June, 1990


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 158 pages
  • Publisher: Citadel (June 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0806504552
  • ISBN-13: 978-0806504551
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,457,368 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Text: English, Yiddish --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 19, 1999
Format: Paperback
This is an interesting book filled with proverbs that reverberate of a lost time when the Jewish community was in small villages throughout Poland and elsewhere.. The difficulty with this book is that some of the translations are inaccurate and if one know Yiddish, this is disappointing. The Author should use literal translation rather than trying to translate to some ill conceived "idiom" of language.. The Yiddish stands up on its own in translation..
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 31, 1998
Format: Paperback
As a Yiddish enthusiast of the highest rank, I am truly moved to tears by the quiet, nay, noble countenance of this humble book. Answers to all of life's questions are contained in this Yiddish tome. Had Napoleon acknowledged his Yiddish forebears, he might have won Waterloo!! This book puts the 'Id' back in Yiddish.
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By Dan on September 10, 2013
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Collection of sayings that reveal jewish humour and pithy wisdom at its best. It would have been nice though if the author had actually given an explanation for each saying, as the meanings of some of the sayings are hard to decipher.
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Excellent but they left out the large introduction and extra history about Yiddish which was printed in the hard cover edition.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rev. L.H.Shahar on June 17, 2011
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It says 1001 but there are some that are repeated over and over. I bought this for my boyfriend who is Jewish, upon the suggestion of his father. I won't be buying any of my Jewish friends this book.
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