Children’s Games

A short poem, written in the 1970s, for Yom HaShoah

Why did we always

want to play dead, Eema,

when we played our backyard games?

You should have stopped us.

You should have scolded us,

telling us that we were Jews,

and Jews don’t have

to play dead.

About the Author
Danny Siegel is a well-known author, lecturer, and poet who has spoken in more than 500 North American Jewish communities on Tzedakah and Jewish values, besides reading from his own poetry. He is the author of 29 1/2 books on such topics as Mitzvah heroism practical and personalized Tzedakah, and Talmudic quotes about living the Jewish life well. Siegel has been referred to as "The World's Greatest Expert on Microphilanthropy", "The Pied Piper of Tzedakah", "A Pioneer Of Tzedakah", and "The Most Famous Unknown Jewish Poet in America."
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