Category Archives: Yiddish

Inner Divine Intent and Purpose

Az a Yid kumt in a art, iz es tzulib a kavanah ton a mitzva, hayn a mitzva shebayn adam laMakom vehayn a mitzva shebayn adam lachavero. ~ Bal haTanya When a Jew comes to a particular place it is … Continue reading

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Emess

Mit emess kump men far Got. With truth man reaches God.

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Strong and Weak

A mentsh iz a mol shtarker fun eizen un a mol shvacher fun a flieg. Man is sometimes stronger than iron and at other times weaker than a fly.

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Nothing

Besser gornisht tsu machen aider tsu machen gornisht. Better to do nothing than to make something into nothing.

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One’s Luck

Ainem’s mazel iz an anderen’s schlimazel. One’s good luck is another’s misfortune.

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A Liar

A ligner glaibt men nit, aflieh az er zogt dem emess. No one believes a liar even when he tells the truth.

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Like a Veil

A mameh iz a dektuch (zifardekt di chesroines fun di kinder) A mother is like a veil (she hides the faults of her children).

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Seek

Az me zucht, gefint men. If you seek, you will find.

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A Penny at Hand

 A noventer groshen iz besser vi a veiter kerbel. A penny at hand is worth a dollar at a distance.

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Naches

Naches fun kinder iz tei’erer fun gelt. Pride in children is more precious than money.

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