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Listen

 

The sound of music will be heard in the Land. From our storied past to the present day, our lives have been imbued with song. The Torah is filled with the evidence of this thousands-of-years tradition, from the last verse of the Bible in the shaking of tambourine by Miriam and the song of her brother, Moses – to the penning of song and Psalms in the House of David, King of Israel. In the simple beginnings of David’s life in the fields of his flocks, he composed poetry and music played on his lyre/kinnor. I’m not sure that it’s known for certain the exact instrument, but his words and that of his Court, and even his own sons, put to posterity the life of the ruler of Israel in the reign of G-d. We wept at the river of Babylon as we remembered Zion in its existence prior to the Babylonian destruction of our Temple and were made to perform song and dance of our Land and traditions for the captors who held us there. Those left behind in Israel carried on their lives and the Jewish tradition, evidenced in the version of the Jerusalem Talmud written to codify our laws in absence of a Temple during this time frame. Our Sages, I believe, established the famed Pumbedita and Sura Jewish academies of learning in Babylon’s regions, which were the ruling bodies of august wisdom established to transmit Halachah, Jewish law as it is related through the word of G-d, found in Torah. The special trills you might hear are the trope corresponding to particular sequences of wording, prayer or markings used to discern the manner in which the Torah is to be chanted (different denominations of our religion have sometimes different tunes for these tropes). You may hear some of this as you walk through our Land, or you may hear the techno-dance beats of the latest sound craze. You will hear the Middle East in our music, as well as the influences which have impacted our people throughout the lands of the Diaspora of our exile: Spanish, European, Russian, French — each bear influence in small ways in our dress, music, appearance and other factors. But beneath it all, we are all Jews, brought now back together in our own land. Please share with me these varied works with the underlying, and most important factor remaining for us, in our people. Please check this section for periodic updates, as well as clicking to posts appearing in the sidebar under the category/subject: “Listen”, for further selections.

 

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Israel National Anthem – HaTikvah (“The Hope”):

(https://youtu.be/6Q4XL4oRIRE)

 

Alma Gluck and Efrem Zimbalist (violin) – HaTikvah (Israel National Anthem/Recorded in 1918!) and Chanson Hebraique (recorded in 1917!):

(http://youtu.be/lDJUDqtxK6M)

 

(An Almost Anthem) –

Ofra Haza – Yerushalayim Shel Zahav:

(https://youtu.be/vFhdbLynNhk)

 

Translation of Yerushalayim Shel Zahav:

(http://www.hebrewsongs.com/song-yerushalayimshelzahav.htm)

 

 

News and Radio:

 

Kol Israel (curated news and radio):

(http://www.kol-israel.com/)

 

 

More:

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

 

 

Prayers, Psalms, and Traditional Songs:

 

Ofra Haza – Eli, Eli:

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFcXeGtDg7w&list=RDlFcXeGtDg7w)

 

Shema/V’ahavtah:

(https://youtu.be/XobtaBQIZZM)

 

Barbra Streisand – Avinu Malkeinu:

(http://youtu.be/KUXeiIURirI)

 

Helmut Lotti – Havah Nagilah:

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXS73OD8MMI&list=RDtXS73OD8MMI)

 

(Group) – Shalom Aleichem:

(https://youtu.be/ux5TH9TPSMU)

 

Helmut Lotti – Shalom Aleichem:

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPcffro3fQs&list=RDuPcffro3fQs)

 

 

Soulful Music:

 

David Dudu Fisher – The Prayer, Les Miserables (Bring Him Home):

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45B8IqU9IJM&list=RD45B8IqU9IJM)

 

Yaakov Shwekey – Shema Yisroel:

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8D1DuVmtVQ&list=RDS8D1DuVmtVQ)

 

Gavriel Drillman, Ohad Moskowitz, & Yedidim Choir – Chupah:

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh0WyxH1TnE&list=RDRh0WyxH1TnE)

 

Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah:

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttEMYvpoR-k&list=RDttEMYvpoR-k)

 

Mike Brant and Nana Mouskouri – Erev Shel Shoshanim:

(https://youtu.be/3b4A5qMcFgk)

 

Celebrating Holiday Song and Dance:

 

Chanukah –

 

Maoz Tzur  (Sephardic Style, Ashkenazi Tune):

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6ByJHOhVUQ&list=RDM6ByJHOhVUQ)

 

Maoz Tsur (Moroccan):

(https://youtu.be/rkIc1adgD_M)

 

Maoz Tzur (Children):

(https://youtu.be/KgFyCPs2XmE)

 

(A Chanukah Song) (Iraqi):

(https://youtu.be/1kbxkwv0JUU)

 

 

Israel’s Popular Music Artists (Modern):

 

Ofra Haza – Mi Li Yiten:

(https://youtu.be/cWELOuqzwY4)

 

Ofra Haza – Neshikot Ba’Yam (static-y intro):

(https://youtu.be/HHQxyxQQPio)

 

Ofra Haza – Shecharchoret:

(https://youtu.be/s0BL6jD56BE)

 

Ofra Haza – Im Ninalu (earlier version):

(https://youtu.be/O2xNTzlFSk0)

 

Ofra Haza – Kol Ha Neshamah/Elo Hai:

(https://youtu.be/uNORpY9uxPw)

 

Ofra Haza – Im Ninalu (later version):

(https://youtu.be/ZRnzTTYk7_Q)

 

Eyal Golan and Nikos Ortis – K’She’At Ito:

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agsItmAUZqs&list=RDagsItmAUZqs)

 

Eyal Golan – Mi Sh’ma’amin:

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHWqcdsW_08&list=RDgHWqcdsW_08)

 

Moshik Afiah – Mah Itach (Official Music Video):

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ugO2ueMtis&list=RD9ugO2ueMtis)

 

Moshik Afiah – Al Telchi:

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qWwxQm_QX8)

 

Yuval Dayan – Ad Shetachazor:

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCVl3mhEk7g&list=RDpCVl3mhEk7g)

 

Gavriel Drillman, Ohad Moskowitz, & Yedidim Choir – Chupah:

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh0WyxH1TnE&list=RDRh0WyxH1TnE)

 

Moshe Peretz – U”lai Ha’Lailah:

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHDuKGNNTc8&list=RDNHDuKGNNTc8)

 

Moshe Peretz and Agam Buchbot – Yaldah K’tanah:

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJnOQQ815LQ&list=RDkJnOQQ815LQ)

 

Eden ben-Zaken – Pisah Mezichroni:

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn6cLOjtqto&list=RDFn6cLOjtqto)

 

Chanan ben Ari – Mimcha Ad Elai:

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA1WcPP9uLk&list=RDgA1WcPP9uLk)

 

Maor Edri – Kululu (souns is almost silent at first):

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDRETnvAvdE&list=RDsDRETnvAvdE)

 

Shlomit Levy – (Excerpts of concert footage) Tzur Menati; A’Salk…:

(http://youtu.be/TAxXOM-p-_k)

 

Idan Raichel Project – Bo’i (with dedication):

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25FxYQ5w-NI&list=RD25FxYQ5w-NI)

 


 

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