Oh, let me through to the joy of the Yiddish word. Give me whole, full days. Tie me to it, weave me in, Strip me of all vanities. Send crows to feed me, bestow crumbs on me, But give me whole, full days, Let me not forget for a moment The Yiddish word.
The Joy of the Yiddish Word • Jacob Glatstein
Mentshlekhkayt… means humaneness, being decent, being good to other people, believing that the tradition of Jewish socialism has something to offer the world.