Rachel Kapen

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Yiddish Limerick: Purim

Mir vel hern di* Megillah again Af Esther**, zi hot gevayn azay Shayn***. Un Mordechai der Yid**** and all that he did. Yetzt hern di Megillah***** ich vil...

Yiddish Limerick: Tu b’Shevat

We plant ein beyml*, two or three. It’s Rosh Hashanah of the tree. Un then, mir vartn** far a bis***      A bis of fruchtn gut...

Yiddish Limerick: Happy New Year

Dos is nisht* Rosh HaShana, men ruft dos** New Year A naye*** beginning far alle**** in here. A yontef far Yidn***** and also the rest Hobn tzvay...

Yiddish Limerick: Chanukah

Di menorah in di fenster* we light Yeder nacht** it’s Ein, tzvay, un dri***, until dos is acht****. Di mayse***** of Yehuda un zahyn breeder****** Ich vil...

Yiddish Limerick: Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving a shaynem dahnk* we’ll say Far alle gutte zakhn, nisht ein, nisht tzvay**. Far shayninke kinderlakh*** Far ingalakh un maydalak**** And alle gutte zakhn***** that come...

Yiddish Limerick: A Bisele Yiddish

Nokh Succos*, kinderlakh**, kumt arayn*** Simchas Toira**** The frailikhest yontef***** of them all. So tantz****** with it, zahy nit Moira******* Hold on tight, don’t let it fall. Nokh...