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.
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)