All the animals that we eat,
Must chew their cud and have split feet,
‘Cause Kosher meat just can’t be beat,
So throw away that ham.
Throw away that ham and bacon,
I won’t eat it, your mistaken,
‘Cause I’m a Jew and I’m not fakin’
I want Kosher food.
So every time you’re in the market,
Only buy food with a Kosher sign on it,
It’s good for me and it’s good for you,
And what do you know,
Hashem loves it too.
Times Did Change
(T.T.T.O. Sholosh T’nuos)
Times did change in many ways
Yiras Shomayim was not the same
Although they learned night and day
Their hearts, it did not permeate.
The Rebbe Rashab, seeing the plight
Made a Yeshiva, a shining light
Where Chossidus they did learn
And in davening they yearned
True love for Hashem, in their hearts should burn.
Through years of hardship, then and now
When the fire of Torah, they tried to douse
The T’mimim carried through, to Yiddishkeit so true
For with Torah and Chossidus, they were imbued.
For the Chinuch of Yeshiva reached into their hearts
So, from Torah and Mitzvos, they never did part
Giving them the strength, through suffering and pain
My dear Ima I’m sending this letter
To say the things I’ve never said
Of my impression as your daughter
These thoughts are running through my head.
As far back as I can remember
You said sh’ma with me at night
Each week I saw you welcome Shabbos
I saw your candles burning bright.
You made our home a house of Torah
Encouraged Abba to learn each day
You stood behind him through the hard times
You gave him strength in your own way.
You taught us all about the Mitzvos
Showed us the right way from the start
We always saw your love for Torah
You instilled it in our hearts.
Now your children have grown older
Each one has gone their separate ways
But yet we follow in your footsteps
You made us what we are today.
Now your daughter is a mother
She does the things you used to do
Not only did you build your own home
But Ima you built my home too.