A Song Of Hope For Pittsburgh!

For our brothers and sisters in Pittsburgh:

Never Say You Have Reached the End Of The Road

The words of the Partisans’ Song, Zog Nit Keynmol, written by Hirsh Glik in the Vilna ghetto in 1943, again offer us hope when our situation appears to suggest none! Just as in the darkest days of the Holocaust, we call out – Mir Zaynen Do! – We Are Here!  

WE WILL SURVIVE!

Cantor Hershel Fox

Cantor Hershel Fox

Zog Nit Keynmol – Video source: youtu.be/koA7fpGxRgw

The Partisan Poem – Never Say

The Partisan Poem – Never Say

Freydl Mrocki recites the poem – Zog Nit Keynmol – in English. Written by Hirsh Glik in the Vilna Ghetto in 1943.  Video source: youtu.be/9gS7c4iNCI0

Never say that there is only death for you,
Though leaden skies may be concealing days of blue,
Because the hour we have hungered for near;
Beneath our tread the earth shall tremble — we are here!

From land of palm tree to the far-off land of snow,
We shall be coming with our torment and our woe;
And everywhere our blood has sunk into the earth,
Shall our bravery, our vigor blossom forth.

We’ll have the morning sun to set our day aglow,
And all our yesterdays shall vanish with the foe;
And if the time is long before the sun appears,
Then let this song go like a signal through the years.

This song was written with blood and not with lead;
It’s not a song that summer birds sing overhead;
It was a people among toppling barricades,
That sang this song of ours with pistols and grenades.

Never say that there is only death for you,
Though leaden skies may be concealing days of blue,
Because the hour we have hungered for is near;
Beneath our tread the earth shall tremble, — we are here!

Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne Yom Hashoah – Zog Nit Keynmol

We offer hope using video footage from The Partisans’ Song Project.  Video source: youtu.be/SvNoyReKxO0

Eli Rabinowitz

Perth, Australia

October 2018