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Yiddish resistance song: Mir Veln Zey Iberlebn/ We Will Outlive Them

Today is 13 days, which is 1 week and 6 days of the Omer.

It is also Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.

During World War II, Jews of Lublin were rounded up by soldiers and taken to a field. "Dance. Sing and dance for us," they were instructed. No one sang, until one person began: "Lomir zikh iberbetn...." Let's all get along. No one followed. Another voice offered the same tune with different words: "Mir veln zey iberlebn." We will outlive them.

Our resistance song comes from that night. It's not uncomplicated. So many of us did not, have not, outlived. But this is a slogan of determination. It's a love note to every person working to make the 'we' who will outlive them bigger and fuller and stronger.