Creative Proverbs from the Yiddish Culutre
Creative Proverbs from the . .
Yiddish* Culture
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Background: Yiddish is the language of central and eastern European Jews and their descendants. Written in the Hebrew alphabet, Yiddish became one of the world's most widespread languages, appearing in most countries with a Jewish population by the 19th century. Along with Hebrew and Aramaic, it is one of the three major literary languages in Jewish history. The earliest dated Yiddish documents are from the 12th century, but scholars reconstruct an origin in the 9th century.

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Proverbs from the Yiddish Culture
If God wants people to suffer, he sends them too much understanding.
If you want your dreams to come true, don't over sleep.
Before you start up a ladder, count the rungs.
If a link is broken, the entire chain breaks.
He who can't endure the bad will not live to see the good.

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