To my dear children
my life my very own,
I am sitting to write you a letter
My feelings I want to become known.
Last night I attended an event
A kinus for women of every stripe,
As a time capsule I etch my takeaways
To share with you when the time is ripe.
To be part of something so huge
How awestriking is the notion,
Thousands of women gathering to grow
That alone provokes much emotion.
A common thread that was woven
Into every chushuva speech,
Was the impact of us, Yiddisha Mamas
How consequential is our reach.
There is so much in my life
That I do for you alone,
In actions, words and thoughts
you children to build and to hone.
I take my kinderlach everywhere I go
You dominate my being in whatever I do,
I am channeling my hisoirerus to change
Kinderlach, I am doing it for you.
Take a glimpse on our illustrious past
From mothers of mesiras nefesh we hail,
In every generation’s turbulent storm
It was the yiddisha mama who manned the sails.
With her conviction to stand strong
She would sacrifice no matter how much,
It was she who guided her family through
The links of our lineage thus remained untouched.
Now with pride I myself step up
To the battle, to fight real hard,
To fortify you kinderlach with my undertakings
I’m a yiddisha mama, I stand guard.
My home I reinforce
Walls of shemira I erect,
I strive to fill my G-d given role
To nourish, to stand watch and protect.
I adjust the sails of our ship
To navigate the stormy seas,
With a tefilla to the One Above
To be at my side in times like these.
Kinderlach, it is my hope that one day
I will watch you too take to sail,
Your very own homes to fortify with kedusha
May the holy yiddisha mama within you prevail.
May you grow up to be erlicha lechtiga yiddisha daughters,
May Hashem bless you to be like Sara, Rivka, Rachel and Leah.
With all my heart,
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