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Thursday, June 26, 2008

English Translation Of Shelo Asani Goy- Track 2 of "A Pasheta Yid"

(Parentises indicate implied words) [Brackets indicate explanations or the yiddish word being translated]

The 8th day by the Bris, How nice and beautiful
A small, sweet Yid

The 1st Mitzvah, It makes him shine,
Because now he is a Yid

By 3 years old (he gets) Peyas and he licks off the honey [A custom done to show how sweet the Torah is],
And looking like a Yid

Running in Cheder, Also without a stick [He willing goes without having to be forced, for example, with a stick (thanks to MBL for this P'Shat)],
I love to be a Yid


The father at work amongst goyim,
Conducts himself like a Yid

Time is not wasted with Devarim B'Taylim [Activities to just kill time with],
[S'Past Nisht] It's improper for a Yid

The mother by (in middle of) cooking does not stop thinking,
My kid is growing up as a Yid

The sister and brother are shining in Yiddishkeit,
Oh how good it is to be a Yid

For not, for not having made me a goy, Every Yid says like this,

For not, for not having made me a goy, Every Yid sings like this,

Even when it's hard, the Torah we still keep,

He says all of this, I am [Shtultz] proud to be a Yid.

For not, for not having made me a goy,

[Lipa in english]

"Yes, we say it, full of joy."

For not, for not having made me a goy,

[Lipa in english]

"Yes, we sing it, full of joy.

Although some times it's tough,

The Mitzvahs we all do,

Witnessed by the One Above,

I'm so proud to be a Jew."

Right in the morning before an [or any] elevated prayer,
In the Siddur looks a Yid.

And he concentrates all his thoughts,
To the Creator screams a Yid.

Picked out from amongst the nations,
CHOSEN is the Yid.

[Hashem] separated us [V'Hivdeelunuu] from those who stray,
SEPARATED is only the Yid.

Every Mitzvah and Minhag [custom] is so proper,
Many [Kavonos] thoughts has the Yid.

We speak to the moon, It looks fanatical,
To Havdallah winks a Yid.

But we Yiden know for sure,
What is required of a Yid.

In every action there is something higher,
That can be felt only by a Yid.

For not, for not having made me a goy, Every Yid says like this,

For not, for not having made me a goy, Every Yid sings like this,

Even when it's hard, the Torah we still keep,

He says all of this, I am [Shtultz] proud to be a Yid.

For not, for not having made me a goy,

[Lipa in english]

"Yes, I say it, full of joy."

For not, for not having made me a goy,

[Lipa in english]

"Yes, I sing it, full of joy.

Although some times it's tough,

The Mitzvahs we all do,

Witnessed by the One Above,

I'm so proud to be a Jew."

Oh how good it is to be a Yid, Oh how good it is to be a Yid, Oh how good it is to be a Yidela,
Oh how good it is to be a Yid, Oh how good it is to be a Yid, Oh how good it is to be a Yidela,

For not, for not having made me a goy, Every Yid says like this,

For not, for not having made me a goy, Every Yid sings like this,

For not, for not having made me a goy,

[Lipa in english]

"Yes, we sing it, full of joy."

For not, for not having made me a goy,

[Lipa in english]

"Yes, I say it, full of joy."

For not, for not having made me a goy,

I am proud to be a Yid.

13 comments:

Child Ish Behavior said...

Great Translation Leepster. I'm now so glad to be a Jew. Just a few minutes I wasn't so sure. After reading your translation and hearing Lipa's song I am now glad to be Jewish. Who knew what a song can do?

LEEPSTER said...

Yup. His songs have an amazing power [Koach].

dude said...

wow i detect some sarcasm mr. childish

dude said...

but great job leepster u nailed it

LEEPSTER said...

Thank you so much.

The Babysitter said...

Thanx so much for translating!
He really does write great songs!
They could start teaching this song in Yeshiva's for the kids, it would give them a good foundation.

Anonymous said...

disgusting racists.

LEEPSTER said...

To Anonymous: There is absolutely no racism here. A Goy means a nation. All we are saying is that we are proud to be a Yid and not just stam a nation. For example: A christian could say he's proud to be a christian, a muslim, that he's proud to be what he is. So we are PROUD to be yiden and not just any nation. That is all.

Anonymous said...

Hey everyone, where can i get some lyrics in yiddish with english letters to lipa?

Steve said...

Come on Leepster. It means nations? LOL

Stop the lies. It means anyone of any race or creed that is not a Jew and therefore considered inferior.

Goy!b said...

I think that any one who has any familiarity with the Jewish community, knows what the word "Goy" means and what it implies. I understand that yes the original meaning of the the word was "nation", but that is not what people mean when they use the word. "Goy" very much so is used as a term for a non-Jew. It also does carry a bit of derogative meaning. I don't see any reason why anyone wouldn't be proud to be who they are, whether racially or religiously. I definitely feel that you should be proud to be who you are, but the minute that you say "Thank God, I'm not a Goy" or "I sure am glad I'm not black" or "I love not being French" you are being racist or at least to some degree prejudice. To deny that you mean "non-Jew" when you say "Goy" is a lie. Any Orthodox Jewish person that I have talked to very readily admits that it means "non Jew". So Lipa, whether or not you mean it to be racist. You are perpetuating racism. The listeners of your music are hearing "Non Jew" not "Nation". What you say with "Goy" refering to nation, would be like someone using the word "Gay" and trying to pass it off as it's outdated early 20th century meaning of "happy". Please respond, I would love to know what you have to say on the matter.

Thank You very much.
I hope to hear from you soon.

Goy!b

LEEPSTER said...

I'm not Lipa but I asked him and he said that he feels you are right. He wants to know what you think of how to fix it.

Myller said...

This is my favourite track from You!!! Shalom from Hungary!