Monday, November 09, 2009

Oy ir narishe tsionistn

It's amazing now, but a hundred years ago, Zionism was not this untouchable ideal which cannot be criticized without being called a self hating Jew or worse. Here is a song written around the time of the Russian revolution which makes fun of the Zionists for being utopians. These guys sing it in Yiddish, English and Russian.

Of course the Zionists did build a working state, whereas the Jewish communists/socialists were all shot by Stalin. So not sure who had the last laugh.


Blogger Miri said...

yeah but actually tho the original zionists were socialists. that's where they got the kibbutzim from; they were big fans of stalin until he started killing everyone.

November 10, 2009 4:15 PM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...

>yeah but actually tho the original zionists were socialists.

I know, I know... I just meant the non-zionists vs the zionists...

November 10, 2009 7:43 PM  
Blogger evanstonjew said... it.

But "Ne zhuritse Khlopsi", the Lubavitch farbrengen song isn't chopped liver either.

November 11, 2009 1:25 PM  
Blogger Tobie said...

The idea of socialists making fun of anybody for being idealists strikes me as just a little funny, but that's just me.

November 11, 2009 11:33 PM  

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