Zein oder nit Zein

Hitler killed thousands of Jews who spoke Yiddish.But the language refuses to die.This is Lesley Lightfoot, whose grandparents spoke Yiddish, making Shakespeare a Yiddishist!

Zein oder nit zein/To be or not to be

Zein oder nit zein, dos iz die frage:-
Vos virdilker iz far dem mentshn, leidn
oon arostrogan die alle  feiln                                                            
un shtoysn foon dem stookhndikn mazl, tsi oyfhebn
die vofn kegn a yam fun tsores un dorkh dem oyfshtand makhn         
a sof fun ir?
Yo, shtaarbn – einshlofn nit mer; un kenen
In shlof zikh zogan, az es iz a sof
Fun hartsveytik un foon die toyznt pogn,
Vos lign in natur fun kerper – dos is dokh an oproo,
Vos me meg im vintshn foon gantsn hartsn.
Shtarban – shlofn:- Shlofn un efsher zikh khloymen.
Ot in vos es iz der ophalt

To be, or not to be, that is the question:
Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms aginst a sea of troubles
And by opposing end them. To die – to sleep
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to: ‘tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish’d. To die, to sleep;
To sleep, perchance to dream – ay, there’s the rub:

Zein oder nit Zein