Wex's point--and I believe Hille Halkin before him--is that bubbe mayse was originally a bova maysa, that is, a tale worthy of the "Bova bukh". Later the phrase was misheard and misunderstood by those who had never heard of the Bova Bukh, and came to be seen as "an old wives (or grandmotherr's ) tale"
International investigators to probe several cases of Syria chemical attacks (AP)
from the article: This day in Jewish history / Translator of Yiddish Medieval romance dies
Tel Aviv Museum of Art director Suzanne Landau defends her organization's recent actions, and says she isn't afraid to resign if the culture minister tells her to censor something.02:21 13.02.16 | 0 comments