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When Jewish People Sing
When Jewish people sing, it is more than just singing. It is prayer. It is a call out to God to thank him, ask for help, or praise him. Music is a powerful tool in serving God, and Jews tap into that tool often. King David was a musician and connected to God through music. In the Temple, music was a major aspect to serving God. The Levites sang everyday.
In this video, you can see so much unity amongst different Jews just singing out to God together. It is beautiful and inspiring.
The Song They’re Singing
The song they are singing is called “Vehi She’amda.” The words are found in the Passover Haggadah, but the song is sung all year round. It talks about how in every generation, there are nations and people who try to destroy the Jewish nation. But God saves us each time. Singing this song at the Western Wall, the last remaining outer wall from the Temple, is powerful.
Translation of the words (Courtesy of Chabad.org)
And this (Hashem’s blessings and the Torah) is what kept our fathers and what keeps us surviving. For, not only one arose and tried to destroy us… and Hashem saves us from their hands.