S'iz a dor fun kule-khayev, zayt nit keyn naronim - Un fun zindikn -- Meshiekh gikher kumen vet! Akh, du tatele, in himl, s'betn bney rakhmonim; Ze, Mishiekh zol nit kumen a bisele tsu shpet S'tantsn beymer in di velder, shtern oyfn himl, Reb Yisroel, der mekhutn, dreyt zikh in der mit, S'vet zikh oyfvekn Meshiekh fun zayn tifn driml Ven er vet derhern undzer tfiledike lid.
When you're feeling low, take a little drink! If sorrow persists, then let's sing a song. If there is no whiskey, we can drink water. Fresh water is life itself, and what more does a Jew need? Refrain: May our salvation arrive! The Messiah will soon appear! It is a guilty generation, do not be misled, But for the sinning, the Messiah will come sooner.
Oh, Lord above, we beseech You -- See that the Messiah does not come too late! Trees are dancing in the woods, stars dancing in heaven, And Reb Israel whirls in their midst. The Messiah will waken from his slumber When he hears our prayerful song. Share this Clip with your friends, family, community and social networks with just one click. Your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Anyone you invite to collaborate with you will see everything posted to this haggadah and will have full access to edit clips. Search Library. This recording is sung by one of the great voices in Yiddish music, Sidor Belarsky.
Trained in the State Conservatory in Leningrad, he emigrated to the United States in after he impressed the president of Brigham Young University with his talent and ability. He quickly established a reputation as a fine vocal teacher and performer. He was respected for his ability to interpret the Yiddish and Hebrew folk song, and dominated the Yiddish concert stage for more than four decades, until his death.
Kaczerginski credits Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook with composing the melody; however this particular melody was conceived by Belarsky. Ongezolyet oyfn hartsn, makht men a lekhayim, Oyb der umet lozt nit ruen -- zingen mir a lid.
Iz nito keyn bisl bronfn -- lomir trinken mayim, Mayim-khaim iz dokh khayim -- vos darf nokh der yid? S'iz a dor fun kule-khayev, zayt nit keyn naronim -- Un fun zindikn -- Meshiekh gikher kumen vet! Akh, du tatele, in himl, s'betn bney rakhmonim; Ze, Mishiekh zol nit kumen a bisele tsu shpet Finally identified as Jewish, Kaczerginski was sent to the Vilna Ghetto , where he married Barbara Kaufman and returned to writing in order to improve morale for the inmates.
Along with other labourers working on the project, including Zelig Kalmanovich and Abraham Sutzkever ,  he formed the Paper Brigade , which instead smuggled thousands of works past the Nazi guards and hid them in various caches in and around the Ghetto for retrieval after the war. Having joined the Fareynikte Partizaner Organizatsye United Partisans Organisation , Kaczerginski fought in the failed Vilna Ghetto uprising and escaped with the survivors to the surrounding forests.
Participating in the recapture of Vilna , Kaczerginski returned with Sutzkever, Abba Kovner and other FPO survivors to go about rebuilding Jewish culture and digging up the hidden Paper Brigade caches. Although the Museum was theoretically supported by Lithuanian and Soviet authorities, they provided few resources, assigning the organisers no budget and only giving them a burnt out former Ghetto building as a headquarters.
Following the end of the war in , it became clear that the volunteers' work was incompatible with the priorities of Soviet authorities, who burnt 30 tons of cache materials and, having demanded that any publicly displayed books be reviewed by a censor, simply refused to return any that were submitted.
Accordingly, Kaczerginski and others prepared to smuggle the collection yet again—this time to the United States. From there much of the material went to New York, although some was retained by Sutzkever who later gave his material to the National Library of Israel. Lacking formal musical training, Kaczerginski instead memorised each song, interviewing former comrades and other survivors, before having them transcribed by David Botwinik.
Using some of this material, he edited and published Undzer gezang , the first post-war Jewish songbook in Poland and the first songbook to explicitly include "ghetto songs".
In the aftermath of the Kielce pogrom , vast numbers of Polish Jews left the country, including Kaczerginski, who settled in Paris. From there he toured 17 displaced persons camps in November , lecturing survivors of the Holocaust, gathering new songs, and stopping in Munich to record several pieces for the Jewish Historical Commission.
The remainder of the s saw a writing rate that was "productive even by his own industrious standards". A year later he published another songbook, Lider fun di getos un and in the political tract Tsvishn hamer un serp : "Between Hammer and Sickle". The late s also saw the birth of his only daughter and child, Libele. This will be part of my concert tonight. Okay, more Emergency Yiddish, please.
Even non-religious Jews know they can always rely on a sacred phrase in difficult times: Oy vey. Most Jewish people have either experienced widespread crisis directly, or have had loved ones who have. Is there something, you think, that we as a community can share to others who have perhaps been lucky not to experience this?
Also, moments of self-reflection. Photo by Marc Franklin. View comments Hide comments.Chorus: Zol shoyn kumen di ge'uleh Zol shoyn kumen di ge'uleh Zol shoyn kumen di ge'uleh Moshiach kumt shoyn bald! repeat S'tantsn beymer in di velder, shtern oyfn himl, Reb Yisroel, der mekhutn, dreyt zich in der mit, S'vet zikh oyfvekn Moshiach fun zayn tifn driml Ven er vet derhern undzer tfiledike lid.