These two weeks are the modern “Israeli High Holidays”, including Yom HaShoah, Yom HaZikaron, and Yom Ha’atzmaut, and so we bring you a song from one of Israel’s most renowned composers. This song bridges Yemeni musical heritage with a Western sound world, an Eastern melody with orchestral accompaniment. The song also resounds through the generations: Cantor Schwartz’s grandmother taught him this text, which he now sings with his son, whose Bar Mitzvah the community looks forward to this spring.
Music by Avihu Medina, orchestrated by Oran Eldor
Music Director: David Enlow
AV: Oscar Acevedo, Terrell Simms, Erik van Batavia, Justin Goodman
Video Editor: Tami Shaham