Sholom Aleichem Quotes

To go to the synagogue with one's father on the Passover eve - is there in the world a greater pleasure than that? What is it worth to be dressed in new clothes from head to foot, and to show off before one's friends? Then the prayers themselves - the first Festival evening prayer and blessing.

Great Quotes, Prayer Quotes, Worth Quotes

It is an old custom amongst Jewish children, to become war-like on the 'L'ag Beomer.' They arm themselves from head to foot with wooden swords, pop-guns and bows and arrows. They take food with them, and go off to wage war.

Children Quotes, Food Quotes, Wage Quotes, War Quotes

There are people who have never been taught anything, and know everything, have never been anywhere, and understand everything, have never given a moment's thought to anything, and comprehend everything. 'Blessed hands' is the name bestowed on these fortunate beings. The world envies, honours and respects them.

Respect Quotes, Thought Quotes

 

The rich swell up with pride, the poor from hunger.

Rich Quotes, Pride Quotes

Gossip is nature's telephone.

Gossip Quotes, Nature Quotes

They say that children become men, and men become children. Many generations have grown up, become men, and gone hence.

Children Quotes, Men Quotes

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.

Life Quotes, Rich Quotes

Ah, how many luxuries has the good God prepared for his Jewish children.

Children Quotes, God Quotes

Playing nuts is a game like any other, neither better than tops, nor worse than cards. The game is played in various ways. There are 'holes' and 'bank' and 'caps.' But every game finishes up in the same way. One boy loses, another wins. And, as always, he who wins is a clever fellow, a smart fellow, a good fellow.

Banks Quotes, Clever Quotes

A real pleasure is a pleasure that one enjoys by one's self, without a companion, and without a single argument.

Argument Quotes

A bachelor is a man who comes to work each morning from a different direction.

Work Quotes

One cannot live on potatoes alone. It is said that one wants bread with potatoes. And when there's no bread, a Jew takes his stick, and goes through the village in search of business.

Business Quotes