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VOX POPULI - proverbs and sayings


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The editor of the present collection was born in Romania in 1937. In 1961 he interrupted his studies at the Polytechnic Institute of Iasi, changed the centre of life in Israel and begun his career in the banking industry. In 1979 the bank where he was working appointed him as its representative in Milan, Italy, and there a book happened to fall into his hands, a book that changed for the second time his main interest in life. It was the Augusto Arthaber's Dizionario compararato di PROVERBI... in sette lingue, a book that unveiled to him the fascine of the parallel proverbs. From then, many collections in the matter came under his eyes, in quite all the European tongues, most of them having the roots in the antique Hebrew Bible through the Vulgate, but all of them lacking the original Hebrew text. With his retirement, at the opening of the new millennium, he has begun working at the present collection in order to fill the gap. And here we are...

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