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a decent responsible person with admirable characteristics


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Der sabath yst von des mentschen wegen und nicht der mentsch von sabaths wegen, Mar.
Planning involves contingencies and uncertainties, hence Robert Burns's famous lines from his poem "To a Mouse" that "the best laid schemes o' mice an' men, Gang aft agley," and hence the Yiddish proverb, mentsch tracht, Gott lacht, which is typically translated as "man plans, and God laughs"; not to mention John Lennon's poignant lyrics from the album he released shortly before his assassination, "life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." (62) Without a doubt, our children know the difference between making plans to play after school and the kinds of programmed afternoon activities that they often are involved in.
Basman was essentially a yiddisher mentsch." (66) Chaver Basman is