The following song by A.K.A Pella is presented at the start of the 9 Days culminating in the fast of the 9th of Av, when it is customary to not listen to instrumental music.
“Nights in White Satin has lent itself to a wide array of lyrics in different languages. From “Wildes Wasser” in German to “Ho Difeso Il Mio Amore” in Italian, the melody has proven a versatile vehicle. A.K.A Pella has adapted the melody to “Ani Ma’amin” (I believe). a classic prayer and song in Hebrew that […]
During the three weeks, we reflect upon the destruction of the Holy Temple, as well as all of the other incomprehensible losses of Jewish history. During this time, we do not listen to instrumental music. A notable exception was during the expulsion trek from Spain, when the rabbis ordered that music should be played to […]
Gad Elbaz is an Israeli singer who was born in 1980. His father Benny Elbaz as well as his grandfather preceded him in entering the world of music. Elbaz, who is religiously observant, has a following among religious and less observant Israelis. The musical influences of Jews from Arab countries on Israeli music is a […]
Israeli school children are, in large numbers suffering from stress due to air raid sirens that give them 15 seconds to seek shelter. Since the government applauds any loss of Israeli civilian life, the attacks on schools and residential areas are 100% intentional. The following is a video of a song composed by an Israeli […]
Albania is the only country in Europe that had more Jews at the end of World War Two than before. Seventy per cent of Albanians are Muslim, and 30% are Christian. Neither the Jews nor the Muslims in Albania had any problems reconciling their goodness towards Jews with either their religious faith or their Albanian […]
The time after the second day of Passover is a time when many Jews do not listen to instrumental music. This is due to a plague that decimated the Jewish sages due to lack of mutual respect. By extension, baseless hatred and arguments are seen as something to be focused on and eliminated during this […]
Following are different versions of Chad Gadya (Kid, an only Kid) that is sung at the end of the Passover Seder in many homes on Passover night. Although the song sounds like a children’s song, it has deep allegorical meaning. In a previous posting, Globe Tribune.Info has printed the translation to this song, as well […]