Saturday, March 1, 2014

A Taste of Yiddish 4.26

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this week's proverb
נישט אַלץ וואָס מ'טראַכט איז פּאַסיק צו זאָגן; נישט אַלעס וואָס מ'זאָגט פּאַסט צו שרײַבּן; נישט אַלעס וואָס מ'שרײַבּט פּאַסט צו דרוקן

transliterated
nit alts vos m'trakht iz pasik tsu zogn; nit ales vos m'zogt past tsu shraybn; nit ales vos m'shraybt past tsu drukn

translated to English
Not everything that one thinks, is fit to say; not everything that one says, is fit to write; not everything that one writes, is fit to publish.
(Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kotzk)

translated to Hebrew
לא כל דבר שחושבים עליו נכון לומר; לא כל דבר שאומרים נכון לכתוב; ולא כל דבר שכותבים נכון להדפיס (הרב מ''מ מקוצק)י


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A proverb is a short, generally known sentence of the folk which contains wisdom, truth, morals, and traditional views in a metaphorical, fixed and memorizable form and which is handed down from generation to generation

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