The rehearsal of the videotaping of a 100 people in Canada the national anthem “O Canada” in Yiddish went without a hitch the other day, and the final video will soon be shown on Canadian TV and online as well. A friend who there at the rehearsal in Toronto at ZoomTV studios told this blogger that the taping “was absolutely wonderful. We had about 100 people singing their hearts out in Yiddish. We had young kids from age 6 to 10. There were teenagers, people in their 30s, 40s, 50s etc — all the way up to a beautiful elderly woman, a Holocaust survivor who just celebrated her 98th birthday.
The four young children between the ages of 4 and 10 were half Chinese and half Jewish. They speak Yiddish and Chinese fluently.
The whole evening was magical.
I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect event. All those Yiddish speaking immigrantsto Canada who came here over the past 150 years were smiling down on us from their places in Oylem Haba!