I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino

po_Qimhi-Yosef1Rabbi Joseph ben Isaac Qimhi, (1105 – 1170), was a poet, grammarian, biblical scholar and translator.

He was a member of a famous family which greatly enriched Talmudic and Hebrew literature. It was said of this family, (where there is no Kemach – flour [bread] there can be no learning [Torah]), or “were it not for the Kimchis, there would be no Torah,” a saying based on the similarity of the name Kimchi with the Hebrew word Kemach.


Yosef Qimhi

I’m always amazed by intelligent people
who never consider this:
How is it that a man grows so proud
when he comes from the place where we piss?


Yosef Qimhi

Suffer your sorrow to soften the pain.
Try to resist and the sorrow remains.