Sholom Aleichem Quotes

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Sholom Aleichem Quotes

Here lies a plain and simple Jew who wrote in plain and simple prose.
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You can take a Jew out of a shtetl, but you cannot take a shtetl out of a Jew.

— Sholom Aleichem

Remember, you must not sleep at the Seder. If you do, Elijah the Prophet will come with a bag on his shoulders. On the two first nights of Passover, Elijah the Prophet goes about looking for those who have fallen asleep at the Seder, and takes them away in his bag.

— Sholom Aleichem

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.

— Sholom Aleichem

Gossip is nature's telephone.

— Sholom Aleichem

No one knows whom the shoe pinches - no one.

— Sholom Aleichem

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.

— Sholom Aleichem

A cantor, when he starts singing, it's like rain - once it starts, it's hard to stop.

— Sholom Aleichem

I will never permit myself to give in to American taste and lower the standards of art.

— Sholom Aleichem

If somebody tells you that you have ears like a donkey, pay no attention. But if two people tell you so, buy yourself a saddle.

— Sholom Aleichem

Love is a taste of paradise.

— Sholom Aleichem

A wise word is not a substitute for a piece of herring.

— Sholom Aleichem

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