My Yiddishe Mama Mine

Today is my beloved mother’s civilian birthday. She was born on March 5, 1909, in Warsaw and she was the great-granddaughter of the famed Chief Rabbi of Warsaw, Rabbi Dov Berish Maisels, the great Polish patriot, member of the Polish parliament, and descendant of the famous 16th century rabbi the Rema. In 1938 my dear father, Rudolph Guy Herman went on a trip to Poland to see the situation of the Jews there. He met my mother and they fell in love and he arranged for her to come to England and they married in London in 1939, not long before the war broke out. Had my mother remained in Warsaw she would probably have perished  together with many of her close family. My parents made Aliya in 1969. My father passed away in Tel Aviv in 1976 and my mother in 1987. In My song “My Yiddishe Mama Mine” shows my family and gives a moving picture of my wonderful, loving, family-dedicated, and strikingly beautiful Yiddishe Mama. I have posted  this song and tribute to her today on her birthday and also because in a few days we shall celebrate Woman’s Day and for all the splendid Yiddishe Mamas like my beloved Mother, Rachel Leah Bat Elimelech Umalka Kratka Herman Z”L.Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you feel you might be related to my mother and me. 02-6536764

About the Author
London-born David Herman came on aliyah in 1966 after graduating from Cambridge University. In the 1960s, he founded the Good Times Publishing Company specializing in publishing newspapers in simplified English, French and Arabic for the Israeli school system. David currenty works as a translator, and is also very active in the field of songwriting and performing under the musical name, David Ben Reuven.
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