schlemiels and shlimazels

Sam has just finished another Harry Potter book, so it’s time to catch up on a few picture books. Last night it was this one, full of interesting yiddish words (there are lots in English now)and great little tales.

I blogged Simms Taback before once or twice, but I’m coming back to him, because I like the warmth and generosity of his tales and illustrations. His website‘s got better too.

So, one of the smaller tales (in my own words):

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Once there was a farmer, he was a bit of a shmendrik, who had two chickens. One of the chickens gots sick, and he couldn’t stop worrying about the sick chicken.

So, he killed the other chicken and made chicken soup for the sick one.

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