Candles of Song: Yermiyahu Ahron Taub

Yiddish poems about mothers, in memory of my mother, Miriam Pearlman Zucker, 1914-2012.

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Yermiahu Ahron Taub grew up in an orthodox (non-Hasidic) yeshivish community in Philadelphia. He began his formal study of Yiddish when he was in his 20s although the language was very much present in his childhood. Currently he lives in Washington, DC where he works as a Senior Librarian in the Israel & Judaica Section at the Library of Congress. He is the author of three volumes of Poetry, The Insatiable Psalm, What Stillness Illuminated/וואָס שטילקייט האָט באַלויכטן and Uncle Feygele. His Yiddish poems have been published in a Der bavebter Yid, Yugntruf, Forverts and Tsukunft among others. You may learn more about him at his website:

Here, Tsugreytndik Zikhtsu Tantsn, by Yermiahu Ahron Taub, read by Sheva Zucker: