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Oyfn Pripetchik

אױפֿן פּריפּעטשיק
By Mark Warshavsky

Oyfn pripetchik brent a fayerl,
un in shtub is heys.
Un der rebe lernt kleyne kinderlakh
dem alef-beyz.

Zet zhe kinderlakh,
gedenkt zhe, tayere, vos ir lernt do.
Zogt zhe nokh a mol un take nokh a mol:
“Komets-alef: o!”

Lernt kinderlakh, lernt mit freyd,
lernt dem alef-beyz.
Gliklekh is der Yid, wos kent die toyre
un dos alef-beyz.

.en translation

At the fireplace

At the fireplace a little fire burns
And in the room it’s warm.
And the Rabbi teaches little children
The aleph-bet

See you children-dear,
Remember dear, what you’re learning here.
Say once again, and then once again,
“Komets-alef: o!”

Children, learn with happiness,
Learn the aleph-bet.
Lucky is the jew who knows the Torah.
And the aleph-bet.

December 6, 2009 at 2:48 pm Leave a comment


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