Learn to sing Layehudim

A passage from the Megilla about the ancient celebrations!

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For the rescued jews of Persia there was great light and joy. For this reason, this verse is also recited every week at the conclusion of the Sabbath ceremony. This is because we can now kindle lights once again, and because the Sabbath peace has given us great spiritual light and joy.

The Words

Translation


Layehudim hayta ora
Layehudim hayta ora
Layehudim hayta ora
Vesimcha vesasson vi-kar (2x)
 
Ken, ken
Ken tihye lanu
Ken, ken
Ken tihye lanu
Ken, ken
Ken tihye lanu
Ken tihye lanu


For the Jews there was great light and joy and happiness and reverence
So may there be for us!!!

 

The Jewish Music Recordings

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Layehudim Popular Recordings

Layehudim Avraham Fried, on Rhapsody. On iTunes, a beautiful piano ballad by Craig Taubman.
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Layehudim Mordechai Ben David, on Rhapsody. On iTunes, dance along to the music of Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh.
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Layehudim Original version by Debbie Friedman, with a fascinating groove.
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