Yankele 

“Yankele”
Sung by Myriam Fuks

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This popular lullaby by a beloved Polish Jewish poet killed in the Holocaust sounds a common theme in traditional Jewish culture--the wish for a son who will achieve worldly success while keeping up his Torah studies. The mother’s thoughts take a humorous turn when she realizes that she’s going to have to change a lot of diapers before Yankele achieves greatness: "A little boy who will be a learned Jewish scholar and a successful businessman/should be lying here, soaking wet?"

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Marion Jacobson

Marion Jacobson was formerly a freelance author and writer in New York City before her growing collection of kitchen gadgets and cookbooks forced her to move Upstate. There she continues all of these activities with her husband and two lovely children, ages 6 and 8, while attempting to grow vegetables.