When I was a kid, the father of one of my Mom’s friends, a staunch communist, was buried to the sounds of the “Internationale” on the municipal cemetery of my home town Karlsruhe, sung, of course, in German: “Völker, höö-hrt die Signaa-le…”. I was very impressed! So, thanks to Jill, here it is, in Yiddish, from a recent May 1 ceremony:
I teach Religious and Jewish Studies at the University of South Carolina and currently live in New York City. In my professional life, I wrote a book on the medieval historian and philosopher Abraham ibn Daud's Dorot Olam (http://tinyurl.com/kl6fll2).
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