It has words for nearly every personality type known to humankind.
It's hilarious and I will probably break out some of the sayings at my Passover Seder in the spring. --Joan Rivers Yiddish is a wonderful, rich, descriptive, often onomatopoetic language.
Kindness: Does this person enjoy giving pleasure to other people? Responsibility: Can I depend on this person to do what s/he says s/he's going to do? This is most apparent in Judaism's approach to intimacy.
How does s/he treat people s/he doesn't have to be nice to? The Torah obligates the husband to meet the intimate needs of his wife. Men are goal-oriented, especially when it comes this area.
Please do not ask for definitions of words already in this list! I do not answer questions about religion, customs, holidays, various sects, the Talmud, laws of Kashruth, etc. Gusoff: Thanks for sending me your book, Dirty Yiddish Slang.
HOWEVER..please remember, this is a labor of love, done in my spare time. If you know the English word, and want the Yiddish, you can either use the "Find on This Page" function in your browser (usually under the EDIT menu) or go to THIS SITE or to translate from English to Yiddish (with results in Hebrew letters) go to Just because this is a Yiddish website, hardly makes me an expert on all things Jewish!
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