Analysis: The opposition who cried wolf

In all likelihood, you’ve heard the story of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” You know, Aesop’s Fable about a young shepherd who thought it was funny to say a wolf was coming to attack his flock when it wasn’t, until one day, he cried out that a wolf was coming, and no one believed him anymore, and the wolf ate all his sheep, and in some retellings, ate him, as well.

Hebrew speakers know about “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” too. There’s even an Israeli idiom for crying wolf: Ze’ev, ze’ev, which translates literally to “wolf, wolf.”


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