The League for Yiddish is pleased to let you know about two books that are now
From Holocaust to Life: New Yiddish Songs,(2010)
“Oh, what a joy, what a pleasure! This book, an anthology of the music and songs
of David Botwinik, is a singular demonstration of a life devoted to Jewish continuity.
Between the covers of this songbook… the sounds and melodies of the Jewish soul
sing out. At a time when few people read Yiddish poetry, Botwinik’s music breathes
fresh life into these poems.”– Dr. Rakhmiel Peltz, Director of Judaic Studies
Drexel University, Philadelphia
The book From Holocaust to Life: New Yiddish Songs is a collection of musical
compositions by the Vilna-born Montreal composer David Botwinik. These are new Yiddish songs:
solo and choral works, complete with English translations, piano accompaniments,
and chords. Underneath the musical notation one can read the words in Yiddish as
well as in transliteration in Latin characters. There are 56 songs in this 392-page hardcover book, among them, 10 original songs with both lyrics and music by David Botwinik. In addition, the book contains David
Botwinik’s music to the poetry of 25 Yiddish poets: Moshe Bernstein, Wolf Younin,
Ida Massey, Leib Naidus, Abraham Sutzkever, J. I. Segal, Shmerke Kaczerginski, M.
M. Shaffir, Zalman Shazar, and others. The children’s section contains Botwinik’s
musical setting to poems of Elchanan Indelman, Mates Olitsky, Perl Halter, Simon
Frug, Shmuel Tsesler, and others.
David Botwinik, Fun khurbn tsum lebn: naye yidishe lider/From Holocaust to Life:
New Yiddish Songs with English Translations (New York: League for Yiddish, 2010),
392 pp. [ISBN-13: 978-1-878775-18-4], $40.
ORDER YOUR COPY NOW! The book is now available.
Cost: $40 plus postage (U.S. – $5; Canada – $18; Foreign/overseas $31). Add 8.65%
sales tax for NY State residents.
Checks are payable to: League for Yiddish. Checks or credit card information may
be mailed to:
League for Yiddish, Inc., 64 Fulton St., Suite 1101, New York, NY 10038.