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  • Beck had enough chutzpah -- brazen nerve -- to stage such a self-aggrandizing event, and believes the mainstream media is to blame for the negative publicity it garnered by machen a tsimmis -- making molehills into mountains.

    Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.: Glenn Back, Gay Avech

  • This past Saturday I (with incredible assistance) made salad with diverse fixings (pine nuts, jicama, cranberries, carrots, green onions, avocado), 13 pounds of roasted lamb, divine gravy, enormous quantities of sweet potato and pineapple tsimmis, and sauteed asparagus with shitake mushrooms.

    Ten Things Tuesday: Bread of Affliction « The Life and Times of Organic Mama

  • "He was strictly a melting -- pot man," Alicja said while attacking a large helping of tsimmis.

    The Satanic Verses

  • Now that the bonuses have become a big tsimmis, the politicians are either running for cover or competing with each other to come up with ways to torture these folks, ranging from retroactive confiscatory taxes to threats to publish their names and addresses so their families can live in fear.

    Fool.com: The Motley Fool

  • It's like Watergate all over again, if Nixon had been pressured to resign in January of 1969. another tsimmis over the seating of a maybe-Senator, Al Franken in this case.

    alicublog

  • Our sub-group got along fine, but there was a tsimmis.

    Critical Mass

  • AND roasted lamb, sweet potato, squash and prune tsimmis (basically a soft baked pudding), roasted asparagus, homemade potato knishes (I might have forgotten something).

    Once Upon A Feast - Every Kitchen Tells Its Stories

  • Side dishes ... green & yellow beans with cherry tomatoes quickly sauteed with a little garlic and oil; squash and apples (to be the tsimmis).

    Once Upon A Feast - Every Kitchen Tells Its Stories

  • Imagine the tsimmis of a potential Capitol Hill hearing on every foreclosure.)

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  • Used in Robert B. Parker's 'Hundred-Dollar Baby'. Yiddish word for a simple side dish, but also used to refer to the equivalent of a tizzy or fuss. "Don't make a big tsimmis out of it" i.e., try to make a complicated thing out of a simple situation.

    Also spelled tzimiss, tsimis, tzimis, tsimiss.

    Click here for a recipe.

    August 25, 2007