The highest compliment that my Jewish grandmother ever handed out:
“She’s got chutzpah!” (pronounced hoot-spuh)
Perhaps that’s because my Jewish grandmother didn’t hand out many compliments. (If you lack a Jewish grandmother you may not recognize why that last line is funny).
In my Jewish father’s home, chutzpah was a good thing. It meant you had courage, strength, bravery, readiness to step out and say or do whatever is needed.
That’s why, a few years ago, I started posting a Morning Chutzpah on Twitter.
Every day, I provide a quote from a Jewish thinker, writer, entertainer that’s got some pow. Sometimes they’re reflective. Ironic. Zany. Funny. Here’s a doozy:
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