Once upon a time

Once upon a time in a country we all know
The sirens started wailing to the shelters we all go

Once upon a time in a country full of pride
The sirens started wailing and we all had to hide

Once upon a time in a country full of Jews
The sirens started wailing and we all watched the news

Once upon a time in a country full of mothers
The sirens started wailing and we all became true brothers

Once upon a time in a country full of sons
The sirens started wailing and we cried for every one

Once upon a time in a country full of hope
The sirens started wailing and we all tried to cope

Once upon a time in a country full of love
The sirens started wailing and we prayed to G-d above

Once upon a time in the country that’s our home
The children asked their parents, why do we stand alone?

About the Author
Abi Taylor-Abt is an outstanding Jewish Educator and Curriculum Developer who has worked in the field of Jewish Primary and Secondary Educational Curriculum Development for over twenty years. She is the author of Lessons in Jewish Learning - a grab and go curriculum for communities and Jewish schools. Originally from London, Abi spent time living in Israel, South Africa, England and the United States. After working in Boise, Idaho, Abi spent 5 years in Israel for the second time whilst her children served in the army. She is currently Director of Education for Yachad a combined educational endeavour between the conservative congregation of Beth Shalom and the reform community of Temple Emanu-El in Michigan, USA. A 2018 recipient of the Klein/Grinspoon Award for Excellence in Jewish Education, Abi is also awaiting the video version of her recent ELI Talk Detroit Speaker Fellowship.
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