Yiddish Limerick: Tisha b’Av
Mir Hobn farlorn undzer Bais HaMikdash, even di tzvay
So mir vel gedaykn un fastn un Lamentations we will say.
On the floor mir vel zitzn
Mir dertzayln nisht vitzn
Dos is Tisha b’Av, so sad is the day.
Mir hobn farlorn: we have lost
Undzer Bais HaMikdash: our Temple
Di tzvay: the two
Mir vel gedaynkn: we will remember
Un fastn: and fast
Mir vel zitzn: we will sit
Mir dertzayln nisht vitzn: we don’t tell jokes
Dos is Tisha b’Av: it’s the 9th of Av
By Rachel Kapen
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