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Misod by Benny Freidman

The song is based on an Ashkenazi piyut

Hebrew:

מסוד חכמים ונבונים,
ומלמד דעת מבינים
אפתחה פי בשיר ורננים
להודות ולהלל פני שוכן מעונים

Translation:

From the wisdom of the wise and bright
and studying the opinions of those who understand
I will open my mouth with song and joy
to praise and give thanks to the One up above

Transliteration:

Misod khakhomim uNevoynim
uMilemed das mevinim
eftecha pi beShir uRenonim
lehoydos uLehalel peney shoychen meyoynim

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Ari Goldwag - Im Eskakhekh
Hebrew sung in a Yiddish (Eastern-Central European) accent


Hebrew: (Psalms 137:5-7)
אִם אֶשְׁכָּחֵךְ יְרוּשָׁלָםִ - תִּשְׁכַּח יְמִינִי
תִּדְבַּק לְשׁוֹנִי לְחִכִּי
אִם לֹא אֶזְכְּרֵכִי
אִם לֹא אַעֲלֶה אֶת יְרוּשָׁלִַם עַל רֹאשׁ שִׂמְחָתִי

Translation:
If I forget you, Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill.
May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth
if I do not remember you,
if I do not consider Jerusalem my highest joy.

Transliteration:
Im eshkokheykh Yerusholaim, tishkakh yemini
Tidbak leshoyni lekhiki
Im lo ezkereykhi
Im lo yaale es Yerusholaim al rosh simkhosi

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Kelly Clarkson - Dark Side

Lyrics: (Psalms 118:5)

Hebrew:

מִן הַמֵּצַר קָרָאתִי יָּהּ עָנָנִי בַמֶּרְחָב יָהּ

Transliteration:

Min haMeytzar korosi Ko, aneni baMerkhav Ko.

Translation:

In my anguish I cried to the Lord, and He answered by setting me free.

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Miami Boys Choir - Bilvavi (In My Heart)

Hebrew lyrics:

בלבבי משכן אבנה להדר כבודו
ובמשכן מזבח חסים לקרנו הודו
ולנר תמיד אקח לי את אש העקדה
ולקורבן אקריב לו את נפשי היחידה

Transliteration:

BiLvavi mishkan evne laHadar kevoydo
uVamishkan mizbeakh khosim leKarnei hoyday
uLener tamid ekakh li es esh haAykeda
uLekorban akriv lo es nafshi, es nafshi haYekhida

Translation:

In my heart I will build a temple for the grace of His honor
And those who take shelter under His alter will thank Him
I’ll take the fire of the akedah as a guiding light
and as a sacrifice, give him my only soul

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Frank Ocean - We All Try

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Mizmor LeTodah (Song of Praise)- Sagiv Cohen. Based entirely on Psalms 100. The song is in Hebrew and is sung with a Yemeni accent.

Hebrew:

מזמור לתודה הריעו לאדוני כל הארץ
עבדו את אדוני בשמחה
בואו לפניו ברננה

דעו כי אדוני הוא האלוהים
הוא עשנו ולו אנחנו עמו וצאן מרעיתו

בואו שעריו בתודה חצרותיו בתהילה
הודו לו ברכו שמו
כי טוב אדוני לעולם חסדו
ועד דור ודור אמונתו

Transliteration:

Mizmor laThoda, hariu laAdonoy kol haOrats
Ivdu et Adonoy baSimha
Bou lefanav beRnana

D’u ki Adonay Hu haElohim
Hu asanu waLa anahnu a’ma waTson mara’ito

Bou shaarav beThoda, hatzerotav biT’hila
hodu La barechu shema
ki tov Adonay leOlam hasdo
waA’d dor waDor aminatho

D’u ki Adonay Hu haElohim
Hu asanu waLa anahnu a’ma waTson mara’ito

Translation:

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
Serve the LORD with gladness
come before His presence with singing.

Know ye that the LORD He is God
it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise
be thankful unto him, and bless His name.
For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting;
and His truth endureth to all generations.

Know ye that the LORD He is God
it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.

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A song I’ve been listening to a lot lately.

Itzik Dadya - Mima’amakim (From the Depth)

Hebrew lyrics:

ממעמקים קראתיך ה’ ה’ שמעה בקולי

מתוך ליבי קורא אליך ה’ שמעה תפילתי
מעומק נשמתי צמא אליך אלוקי אלוקים

English transliteration:

Mima’amakim karaticha, Hashem, Hashem shim’a beKoli

Mitokh libi kore Elecha, Hashem shima tfilati
Meomek nishmati tzame Elecha, Elokayi Elokim

English translation:

From the depth I call upon You, God, listen to my cry

From my heart I call for You, God, hear my prayer
From the depth of my soul I yearn for you, my God, God