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Some sisters and brothers never outgrow sibling rivalry — the feuding follows them into adulthood, causing untold hurt and family tension. What to do when sibling rivalry stretches into adulthood.
It started as a half-baked idea; one that we weren’t sure would hold water. Why not research those ten-a-penny phrases we often use and determine if any have their roots in our history, or our Hebrew or Yiddish language? Idioms, expressions that color every language, are phrases that mean much more than the words themselves. Leaving no stone unturned, we went on a wild-goose chase to discover the Jewish source of the cream of the crop. The fruits of our labor are now in your hands.
I knew Benny was right for me from our very first conversation. We met in a hotel lobby, some distance from town. After some small talk he said, “I didn’t schlep you all the way out here for a Coke. There’s a view I’d like to show you.”