Ale mentshn zaynen brider, broyne, gele, shvartse, vayse,
Felker, lender, un klimatn, s'iz an oysgetrakhte mayse.
Vayse, shvartse, broyne, gele, misht di farbn oystsuzamen!
Ale mentshn zaynen brider, fun eyn tatn, fun eyn mamen.
English: Isaac Leib Peretz
Polish: Icchok Lejbusz Perec
Hebrew/Yiddish: יצחק־לייבוש פרץ (YIVO transliteration Yitskhok Leybush Perets)
Isaac Leib Peretz (Polish: Icchok Lejbusz Perec, Hebrew: יצחק־לייבוש פרץ) (May 18, 1852 – 3 April 1915), best known as I. L. Peretz, was a Yiddish language author and playwright from Poland. Payson R. Stevens, Charles M. Levine, and Sol Steinmetz count him with Mendele Mokher Seforim and Sholem Aleichem as one of the three great classical Yiddish writers. Sol Liptzin wrote: "Yitzkhok Leibush Peretz was the great awakener of Yiddish-speaking Jewry, and Sholom Aleichem its comforter... Peretz aroused in his readers the will for self-emancipation,… Go to person page >