Yiddish: A tavern can't corrupt a good man, and a synagogue can't reform a bad one. tavern talmud

‏‏אַ גוטן מענטשן וועט די שענק ניט קאַליע מאַכן, אַ שלעכטן וועט דער בית–המדרש ניט פֿאַרריכטן.

A gutn mentshn vet di shenk nit kalye makhn, a shlekhtn vet der beys-hamedresh nit farrikhtn.

A tavern can't corrupt a good man, and a synagogue can't reform a bad one.

SOURCE: Stutchkoff, Der Oytser fun der Yidisher Shprakh.  IMAGES: detail from Tavern Scene by David Teniers the Younger; detail from Eine Streitfrage aus dem Talmud (A Talmud dispute) by Carl Schleicher.

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