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Calm

Calm (Randyjw; May 26, 2019)

 

Like Saul to David,

calmed with tender, soothing tones

played on the kinnor.

 

 

These songs by Yehuda Katz have a rather collective, soothing effect:

 

Yehuda Katz – Bachatzi Halayla (Midnight Escape):

(https://youtu.be/u0UN_06tess?list=PLMsoBWRyDM56WNWnS31I7XJ5VIQbRoAXZ)

 

This next one is by Shlomo Katz:

Shlomo Katz- Od Yishama (There Will Be Heard) (composed by Reb Shlomo Carlebach):

(https://youtu.be/_DbMc-xbYOQ?list=PLMsoBWRyDM56WNWnS31I7XJ5VIQbRoAXZ)

 

Yehuda Katz – Woman of Wisdom and Valor (Eshet Chayil) (composed by Reb Shlomo Carlebach):

(https://youtu.be/nb73TalRKYw?list=PLMsoBWRyDM56WNWnS31I7XJ5VIQbRoAXZ)

 

Yehuda Katz – B’Simchah Rabah (We’re So Happy) (composed by Reb Shlomo Carlebach):

(https://youtu.be/d30TDPPxs3A?list=PLMsoBWRyDM56WNWnS31I7XJ5VIQbRoAXZ)

 

Yehuda Katz – Calling Out to You (Elecha) (composed by Reb Shlomo Carlebach):

(https://youtu.be/cH_Vv9Sr9qc?list=PLMsoBWRyDM56WNWnS31I7XJ5VIQbRoAXZ)

 

Yehuda Katz V’hamagal –  Libi U’b’sari:

(https://youtu.be/wEQYpCcnmnE?list=PLMsoBWRyDM56WNWnS31I7XJ5VIQbRoAXZ)

 

Yehuda Katz – Loving Life (Mi Ha’Ish):

(https://youtu.be/geMyb2pImuM?list=PLMsoBWRyDM56WNWnS31I7XJ5VIQbRoAXZ)

 

Yehuda Katz – Reflecting Light (K’Gavnah):

(https://youtu.be/UWOz_gWJXP4?list=PLMsoBWRyDM56WNWnS31I7XJ5VIQbRoAXZ)

 

Yehuda Katz – All Together (composed by Meir Banai, Yair Nitzani):

(https://youtu.be/b7X_ENnjvNw?list=PLMsoBWRyDM56WNWnS31I7XJ5VIQbRoAXZ)

 

Yehuda Katz – Purple Royalty (Shoshanah Ya’Akov):

(https://youtu.be/ygEvI8SrXgo?list=PLMsoBWRyDM56WNWnS31I7XJ5VIQbRoAXZ)

 

Yehuda Katz – Dancing in Mezeritch:

(https://youtu.be/qhooIOY71RY)

 

Yehuda Katz – Hand in Hand (Yamin V’Smol) (composed by Reb Shlomo Carlebach):

(https://youtu.be/5so_kNsFDlE)

 

Yehuda Katz – Nigun Lewis (composed by Reb Shlomo Carlebach):

(https://youtu.be/7Yvh0Pgsgk4)

 

Yehuda Katz – You Are the Kind (composed by Reb Shlomo Carlebach):

(https://youtu.be/YHAezU-oMhE)

 

Or:

https://newsnotes1.wordpress.com/2016/03/05/shema-yisrael/

 

 

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Yom Hazikaron / Yom Ha’Atzma’ut (Repost)

 
Yom HaZikaron / Yom Ha’Atzma’ut (Randyjw; April 17, 2018)
(Reposted May 1, 2019)
Yom HaZikaron May 7-8, 2019
Yom Ha’Atzma’ut May 8-9, 2019
Soldiers, warriors, heroes, victims
mothers, fathers, siblings, children
departed, terrorism, so many gone, in memoriam
never forget, ever learned?
millions strong, remembering
Israel Stands Still

Israel Stands Still (Randyjw; Originally Posted: April 22, 2017)

Israel stands still

when the siren sounds across the land

recalling the fallen

the never again

You are not forgotten

but remembered again

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Siren of Rehovot, Israel (2012):

 

(https://youtu.be/M_Dc2D2va_A)

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I Am poem – Anne Frank

by Natasha Hashemi and Claire Hawer

 

(https://youtu.be/2p-a_mCO_JA)

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Eli Atah – Shlomo Gronich and the Sheba Choir

 

(https://youtu.be/CidvVpPMQQ8)

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In Happier Days (Randyjw; Originally Posted: April 23, 2017)

 

Through the slavery of Egypt;

through the auto-da-fe’s; the pogroms;

through the Inquisition; the Crusades;

and the exile of Babylon.

 

The destruction of our Temple

was more than the razing of a building;

it was the attempt to destroy through deicide

what they couldn’t destroy within.

 

The burning of our skin

in the synagogues

as they torched us alive in flames

worshipping false G-ds with idols

and blaspheming the Good L-rd’s name.

 

They eradicated us en masse in genocide

and overtook the Holy Land,

What they didn’t take, through Holocaust,

was that G-d would foil their plans.

 

G-d knows how to make it rain,

blessing, in its proper times.

As much as is done for the earth,

He has done, as well, for our minds.

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Happy Rebirthday: Eternal, Israel

 

Happy Rebirthday: Eternal, Israel

(Randyjw; Originally Posted: 05/11/2016)

 

Eternal:

Yom HaZikaron

Remembrance Day (Memorial Day)

 

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Israel:

Yom HaAtzma’ut

Independence Day

 

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Yom Holedet!

Happy Rebirthday, Israel.

Always Eternal.

Eternally Yours,

 

HaTikvah (The Hope; a poem by Naftali Herz Imber; also it is the Israel National Anthem)

 

Kol od balayvav pnima nefesh Yehudi homiyah

Ul fatey Mizrach kadima

Ayin L’Tsion tsofiyah

Od lo avdah tikvatenu

HaTikvah shnot al payim

Liyot Am chofshi be’artzenu

B’Eretz Tzion V’rushalyim.

 

(HaTikvah “The Hope” translation from “My Jewish Learning”:)

As long as within our hearts

The Jewish soul sings,

As long as forward to the East

To Zion, looks the eye —

Our hope is not yet lost,

It is two thousand years old,

To be a free people in our land

The land of Zion and Jerusalem.

 

Hear The Israel National Anthem, HaTikvah, on YouTube: https://youtu.be/6Q4XL4oRIRE

 

See excerpts of Israel’s first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, proclaim the State of Israel, with HaTikvah in the background: https://youtu.be/XTSpfNoHpzU

 

 

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Passover Songs And More 5779

 

Passover Songs And More 5779 (Randyjw; April 18, 2019)

 

 

Bachatzi Halayla (Midnight Escape) – Yehudah Katz

Published on Apr 2, 2012

(https://youtu.be/u0UN_06tess?list=PL5SpPWIeTwWNr_4EOsuabEG3-7YdmU4_S)

 

 

Od Yishama (There Will Be Heard) – Shlomo Katz

Published on Apr 23, 2012

(https://youtu.be/_DbMc-xbYOQ)

 

 

(Added April 24, 2019):

Mordechai Ben David – Kumzits 1 / Shiru LaMelech

Published on Oct 27, 2015

(https://youtu.be/nCbTQZNWpns)

 

 

All About Those Plagues – Chuck Green

Published on Mar 23, 2015

(https://youtu.be/biBGKDoolCk?list=PLKfigRKHaOCiC8FTF2ZQ16TrNohxpZg5o)

 

Passover Rhapsody – A Jewish Rock Opera – aish.com

Published on Mar 27, 2012

(https://youtu.be/BRWNrk7FxG4)

 

 

Avadim Hayinu (We Were Slaves) – Yuval Grumer

Published on Apr 16, 2019

(https://youtu.be/qg21q0koFJY)

 

 

Pessach Medley with Micha Gamerman (Official Animation Video) –

Published on Apr 5, 2017

(https://youtu.be/0VeH2DARmFE)

 

 

The Passover Seder Symbols Song – runsing

Published on Apr 7, 2008

(https://youtu.be/awl1KCo_oZ0?list=PLEF01FC549202E9E1)

 

 

JEWSIC PASSOVER MUSIC VIDEO – The Jewsicgroup

Published on Apr 12, 2011

(https://youtu.be/EWG4GGmw06E)

 

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Ofir Ben Shitrit

 

Ofir Ben Shitrit (Randyjw; December 28, 2018)

 

Introducing Ofir Ben Shitrit to you (music performed and sung by female Jewish Orthodox person):

 

(https://youtu.be/EPQrWRrk26s)

 

 

Eli, Eli:

(https://youtu.be/QgEHWyQsi_k)

 

(https://youtu.be/1IR3CIhrkw0?list=PLC2Ejqlmbo1_KHSbkw5iN5LEL9pnZa2Kg)

 

Ofir Ben Shitrit – Im Ninalu:

(https://youtu.be/eY0wvCztlLA?list=PLC2Ejqlmbo1_KHSbkw5iN5LEL9pnZa2Kg)

 

 

(https://youtu.be/hSWqvnDSM7E?list=PLIEZHK9LRlqOKONrK37waNjOvOFCCOMc4)

 

(https://youtu.be/VXLpF9tLpVA?list=PLIEZHK9LRlqOKONrK37waNjOvOFCCOMc4)

 

(https://youtu.be/ZUmw–oRDig?list=PLIEZHK9LRlqOKONrK37waNjOvOFCCOMc4)

 

 

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Sunny Songs To Remove The Chill

Sunny Songs To Remove The Chill (Randyjw; December 12, 2018):

 

59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy) – Simon and Garfunkel:

(https://youtu.be/bSzZXrf4AkY)

 

Black & White – Three Dog Night:

(https://youtu.be/nKQGV6v_JG0)

 

Here Comes The Sun – George Harrison (The Beatles):

(https://youtu.be/JNS_SUmCJm4)

 

Aquarius / Let The Sun Shine – The Fifth Dimension:

(https://youtu.be/kjxSCAalsBE)

 

Joy To The World – Three Dog Night:

(https://youtu.be/-2wutEzjy_E)

 

Seasons In The Sun – Terry Jacks:

(https://youtu.be/-tPcc1ftj8E)

 

Sunshine On My Shoulders – John Denver:

(https://youtu.be/6WYJcqi_n2o)

 

 

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Sundown, March 30, 2018 – A Pictorial/Musical Pesach

Sundown, March 30, 2018 – A Pictorial/Musical Pesach (Randyjw; March 29, 2018):

 

 

 

Songs on the Passover theme (collected from previous postings):

 

 

Gad Elbaz – Mah Nishtanah:

 

(https://youtu.be/A1rH7rYuZQE)

 

 

Rae Antonoff – Mah Nishtanah (this is the version I sing, but a bit faster):

 

(https://youtu.be/V4oSJRvw0l8)

 

 

Dayenu / Hebrew, edited  (Urdu translation):

 

(https://youtu.be/fcqFGUh_4bg)

 

 

Avi Begun – Dayenu / Hebrew (this is a different song. It’s beautiful. It’s dedicated in the memories of four souls killed in the rampage of terror attacks in Toulouse, France):

(https://youtu.be/tqBeqA_gdxk)

 

 

Jesse Macht – A Different “Dayenu” (I really liked this guy):

(https://youtu.be/EvwxSsJryYU)

 

 

Pete Seeger – Dayenu:

(https://youtu.be/3FLE0nMulAI)

 

 

Chava Alberstein – Chad Gadya:

(https://youtu.be/DHdVYy5B6JM)

 

 

Chaim Parchi – Chad Gadya:

(https://youtu.be/WS9owtlUEe0)

 

 

Chad Gadya – Spanish and Moroccan:

(https://youtu.be/CVGnOqO9A8g)

 

 

Jay Levy – Chad Gadya (this is similar to the version I know):

(https://youtu.be/wnVE3pB_2Fc)

 

 

Eden Mi Qedem – Chad Gadya (Syrian Jewish, in Arabic):

(https://youtu.be/ed-nl2bQmC8)

 

 

Simcha Spot – Purple Chrein (Horseradish with Beets):

(https://youtu.be/AJZpfWE4TyY)

 

 

Ohad Naharin – Echad Mi Yodea (Amir Mizroch Compilation; Contains Nuclear, Jihadist, and War Scenes):

(https://youtu.be/tDio5eHks58)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My Share: Musical Passover

 

My Share: Musical Passover (Randyjw; April 11, 2017)

 

It’s my way to share Passover with you. Enjoy!

 

Gad Elbaz – Mah Nishtanah:

(https://youtu.be/A1rH7rYuZQE)

 

Rae Antonoff – Mah Nishtanah (this is the version I sing, but a bit faster):

(https://youtu.be/V4oSJRvw0l8)

 

Garrison Keillor / A Home Prairie Companion – A Sortof Zydeco Version of “Dayenu”:

(https://youtu.be/tFnCcZNY-Uo)

 

 

Dayenu / Hebrew, edited  (Urdu translation):

(https://youtu.be/fcqFGUh_4bg)

 

Avi Begun – Dayenu / Hebrew (this is a different song. It’s beautiful. It’s dedicated in the memories of four souls killed in the rampage of terror attacks in Toulouse, France):

(https://youtu.be/tqBeqA_gdxk)

 

Jesse Macht – A Different “Dayenu” (I really liked this guy):

(https://youtu.be/EvwxSsJryYU)

 

Pete Seeger – Dayenu:

(https://youtu.be/3FLE0nMulAI)

 

Chava Alberstein – Chad Gadya:

(https://youtu.be/DHdVYy5B6JM)

 

Chaim Parchi – Chad Gadya:

(https://youtu.be/WS9owtlUEe0)

 

Chad Gadya – Spanish and Moroccan:

(https://youtu.be/CVGnOqO9A8g)

 

Jay Levy – Chad Gadya (this is similar to the version I know):

(https://youtu.be/wnVE3pB_2Fc)

 

Eden Mi Qedem – Chad Gadya (Syrian Jewish, in Arabic):

(https://youtu.be/ed-nl2bQmC8)

 

Simcha Spot – Purple Chrein (Horseradish with Beets):

(https://youtu.be/AJZpfWE4TyY)

 

Ohad Naharin – Echad Mi Yodea (Amir Mizroch Compilation; Contains Nuclear, Jihadist, and War Scenes)

(https://youtu.be/tDio5eHks58)

 

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