Category Archives: Jewish Proverbs
Apr 19 comments
Day #2 of MOTHER’S WEEK at the NDD – time to think about what you are going to get for yours (or what you are going to suggest to your children to get for you) for Mother’s Day. It’s less than 3 weeks away. The Napkin Dad has great stuff available at Zazzle.com. Some are Mother’s Day oriented some are just good messages you know she would love to get.
Ask any mother, whether with one kid or 10, what life is like and they will all say they wish they had as many arms as the mother in the drawing does! Most of the mom’s I know actually do have this many arms, but all but two of them stretch out from her heart, not her body.
Quote is a Jewish Proverb
Aug 25 comments
I think this is a great quote. What it says to me is that telling the truth is an art. It is within the realm of truth that you are allowed the greatest leeway. You can craft that truth in such a way that it is kinder or meaner, transparent or opaque, light-hearted or deadly serious.
Manipulating the truth is not the same as crafting the truth. Crafting it means you use your wisdom and knowledge to say something the best way you can. Manipulating the truth means you use your knowledge to make that truth sound like it is a different truth, a truth you want your rabid followers to hear for example, or that you tell to get money or attention. Those manipulated truths are half-truths, they are mutated truths. And those are lies.
You can see it in politicians but even more so you can see it in the mean-spirited demagogues who rule the airwaves. They aren’t interested in the truth, they are interested in manipulating people to do what they want. And what they want is to have adulation, power, prestige and money. It’s the most depressing thing I know about modern society at this time. It is an embarrassment and they should be ashamed. But they aren’t.
Drawing by Marty Coleman of The Napkin Dad Daily
Quote is a Jewish proverb
Oct 20 comments
Aug 20 comments