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My Favorite Yiddish Proverbs Applied to the Syrian Conflict

I love Yiddish proverbs. It’s hard to find fault in wisdom that’s been passed down for thousands of years, and when a religion has been around as long as Judaism has, it’s worth listening to the proverbs of the accumulated experience of its people.

I’ve collected fifteen of my all-time favorite Yiddish proverbs, and applied them to the war back home in Syria. Remarkable how relevant some of the sayings of the ancient Hebrews remain today.

All the proverbs listed are courtesy of the fantastic Yiddish Proverbs + Twitter account (@YiddishProverbs)

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