Ale Brider adapted from text by Morris Winchevsky

Ale Brider adapted from text by Morris Winchevsky

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Un mir zaynen ale brider                        We are all brothers

Un mir zingen freylekh lider                   And we sing happy songs

Un mir haltn zikh in eynem                    And we stick together

Azelkhes iz nito bay keynem                  It's not like this with anybody

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      Un mir zaynen ale shvester                    We are all sisters

      Azoy vi Rokhl, Rus un Ester                   Just like Rachel, Ruth and Esther

      Un mir zaynen freylekh, munter            And we are happy, cheerful

      Zingen lider, tantsn unter                      Singing songs, dancing a bit

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Frum un link fareynikt ale                     Observant and leftist all together

Vi a khosn mit a kale                            Like a bridegroom and a bride

Vi der kugl mit der kashe                     Like kugel and kashe 

Vi der khumesh mit der Rashe              Like the Torah with Rashi

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No one has yet explained to me why kugel, a baked dish of a starch like noodles or potatoes,  and kashe, a grain porridge, go together. 

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Torah with Rashi, the outstanding medieval commentary, was the first thing children learned after the Alef-Bet; Jews of any kind still study Khumesh, the Five Books of Moses, with Rashi as their constant guide.