were playful songs she used to sing to her children in the car or at
home, anywhere where she could put a smile on their faces. And
anywhere where she could continue to teach them Yiddish. Dr.
Khane-Faygl Turtletaub of Skokie always sang her made-up songs to her
kids in Yiddish, a language she wanted to pass down to them.”
Mike Isaacs, Chicago Sun Times
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Words and music by Khane-Faygl Turtletaub, arranged by Leib-Yaacov Rigler, and performed by musicians of the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra.
Track 1 – Yiddish
This song is about what a beautiful language Yiddish is and how nice it would be if everyone in the family spoke it.
Track 2 – Thank You
The Yiddish version of modeh ani.
Track 3 – Whatever One Does
Encourages children to do their best at whatever they do.
Track 4 – I Am a Jew
Expresses pride in being Jewish.
Track 5 – Thank G-d
Expresses appreciation for the gifts the Creator gave us which allows us to do mitzvas.
Track 6 – HaShem is Here
Affirms that HaShem is everywhere.
Track 7 – Rain
Expresses appreciation to HaShem for sending us rain.
Track 8 – The Wind is Blowing
Shows that we should appreciate all the seasons and all of HaShem¹s
Track 9 – It is Sabbath Quiet
Sets the contemplative mood for the Sabbath.
Track 10 – Charity
Shows how important the concept of charity is in Judaism.
Track 11 – On the Occasion of My Birthday Today
The Happy Birthday song for three-year-olds reaching an important milestone that should be celebrated.
Track 12 – Take Me to Kheyder
Stresses the importance of Jewish education
Track 13 – Why Does the Child Cry?
Talks about how comforting a mother’s love can be.
Track 14 – I Am a Good Boy
Emphasizes the importance of listening to your mother and father.