Yiddish: A dog is afraid of a stick, and a devil is afraid of tzitzit.

‏אַ הונט האָט מורא פֿאַר אַ שטעקן און אַ רוח פֿאַר ציצית.

A hunt hot moyre far a shtekn un a ruekh far tsitses.

A dog is afraid of a stick, and a devil is afraid of tzitzit.

SOURCE: Stutchkoff, Der Oytser fun der Yidisher Shprakh. Tzitzit are the four tassels attached to the corners of a prayer shawl or an undergarment worn daily by strictly observant Orthodox Jews. (photo source)

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