16+ Best Jewish Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational Jewish quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Famous Jewish Quotes

There are some religious traditions that view human beings as participants in creation. This is true of the Jewish tradition, from which I come. — Michael Sandel

There is a Jewish tradition of family, too, but then not all Italian or Jewish families are close. — Richard Rogers

I don’t really know of the Jewish tradition of comedy, only the Jewish tradition of not keeping your mouth shut. Complaining about all that is hard, unfair or ridiculous in life-having strong feelings, and not being able to suppress them. That, to me, is Jewish. — Fred Melamed

Following the Rumanian tradition, garlic is used in excess to keep the vampires away… Following the Jewish tradition, a dispenser of schmaltz (liquid chicken fat) is kept on the table to give the vampires heartburn if they get through the garlic defense. — Calvin Trillin

The pursuit of knowledge for its own sake, an almost fanatical love of justice and the desire for personal independence — these are the features of the Jewish tradition which make me thank my stars that I belong to it. — Albert Einstein

I felt there’s a wealth in Jewish tradition, a great inheritance. I’d be a jerk not to take advantage of it. — Herman Wouk

I have a broad but not an expert or scholarly background in the Jewish tradition. I’ve tried to learn what I can from childhood, but I am not an expert on Jewish teachings. — Michael Sandel

The concept known as bal tashchit–‘Do no destroy’–has a special significance in Jewish tradition…We are constantly being warned in our faith that the capricious, thoughtless, wasteful destruction of the elements and creatures of the earth is wrong…We should remind ourselves daily of our responsibility to all aspects of creation. — David Geffen

It is true that the Jewish tradition emphasizes the moral mandate to save life. It also has a different position from the Catholic Church on the moral status of the embryo. It has a more developmental view of when human life, in the sense of personhood, begins than does the Catholic Church. — Michael Sandel

I was raised in the Jewish tradition, taught never to marry a Gentile woman, shave on a Saturday night and, most especially, never to shave a Gentile woman on a Saturday night. — Woody Allen

Neither Jewish morality nor Jewish tradition can be used to disallow terror as a means of war, — Yitzhak Shamir

The greatest Jewish tradition is to laugh. The cornerstone of Jewish survival has always been to find humor in life and in ourselves. — Jerry Seinfeld

The Jewish tradition of learning-is learning. Adam chose knowledge instead of immortality. — Elie Wiesel

I grew up in a Jewish family, and we have raised our children in a Jewish tradition. Religion gives a framework for moral enquiry in young minds and points us to questions beyond the material. — Michael Sandel

I am a judge born, raised, and proud of being a Jew. The demand for justice runs through the entirety of the Jewish tradition. I hope, in my years on the bench of the Supreme Court of the United States, I will have the strength and the courage to remain constant in the service of that demand. — Ruth Bader Ginsburg

What are you going to do to preserve a tradition that is the peculiar and unique culture that Judaism inculcates? The American Jewish community is not going to survive by lining up against its common enemy. — Arthur Hertzberg

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