Parents sing songs to their newborn babies, and play music to their infants before they learn to speak: whether at bedtime, while traveling, or even during bath-time. Songs and music are etched so deeply and dearly in our hearts, that they continue to live inside us for many years.
"Over Mizmor Midor Ledor – A song is passed on from one generation to the next" (Israeli songwriter Ehud Manor)
Songs are a part of the tradition we pass on from one generation to the next. It is likened to a precious gold chain we bequeath to our children. In Just You and Me we get a fresh taste of the splendor and joy inherent to the simple nursery rhymes of Israeli national poet, Hayim Nahman Bialik, whose children's literature has accompanied generations of Israeli children, and have become true literary cornerstones.
We hope both you and your child enjoy hours of shared reading, reciting, and singing with this book!
Hayim Nahman Bialik (1873–1934) – Israel's national poet
Hayim Nahman Bialik, one of Hebrew Literature's greatest contributors in the Modern Era, has greatly impacted Modern Jewish culture. Bialik wrote stories and poems for both children and adults, many of his publications were translated into various languages, and a fair share of his poems put to music. His lifelong achievement was building a bridge between the Hebrew preserved in Jewish literature for thousands of years, and the language reborn at the turn of the 20th century in Eretz Israel.