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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Bei Mir Bistu Shein

de bene esse: literally, of well-being, morally acceptable but subject to future validation or exception

"I understand why my mother used to tear up when she sang me 'Bei Mir Bistu Shein.' It is the song that binds my family to itself, to those we love, alive or departed."
The half-English, half-Yiddish song always reminded my mother of her father. And now that my mother is gone, it reminds me of her.

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