As we approach Mother’s Day, we ask: what makes the relationship of a Jewish mother so special that it is memorialized in art and music across eras? When Sophie Tucker began singing this song written by Yellen & Pollack, in 1925, the Jewish experience in America had included many mothers dealing with privations to care for their families, all the while passing down values that their tradition holds dear. Whether or not you have a “yiddishe momme” of your own, lose yourself in this Prohibition-era story, a tribute to mothers who went through great hardship for the sake of their little ones. Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom and Happy Mother’s Day.
Piano: David Enlow
Arr. by Raymond Goldstein
AV: Russell Miller, Erik Van Batavia
Video Editor: Tami Shaham