Classic recording of "Hatikvah" (The Hope) - Israel national anthem by Israel philharmonic with solemn video of the Israeli flag in Temple Mount, rising above the people that pray at the Western Wall
Israel folk music is an integral part of national identity. Beginning in the days of the pioneers, Hebrew songs and public singalongs (Shira beTsibur) were encouraged and supported by the establishment. "Public singalongs were a common pastime [of the early settlers], and were for them a force in defining their identity.
Many of the Zionist immigrants who arrived before 1935 came from Russia. They brought with them the folk tunes and musical style of Russia, and with a combination of Jewish and non-Jewish music traditions that have come together over the course of a century to create a distinctive musical culture. For more than 100 years, musicians have sought original stylistic elements that would define the emerging national spirit
Jewish music is the music and melodies of the Jewish people which have evolved over time throughout the long course of Jewish history. In some instances Jewish music is of a religious nature, spiritual songs and refrains are common in Jewish Services throughout the world, while other times, it is of a secular nature. The rhythm and sound of Jewish music varies greatly depending on the origins of the Jewish composer and the time period in which the piece was composed.
For hundreds of years the violin has been the musical instrument most associated with the Jews of Eastern Europe. The violin, or "fiddle" in Yiddish, was the heart of the "klezmer" band as well as being the honored guest at all Jewish social occasions, both joyous and somber. Boris's skillful playing of the fiddle is richly rooted in the traditions of his Jewish heritage. This CD contains 25 of the best-loved Yiddish songs such as "A Yiddishe Mama", "Papirosen", "Belz", "Reyzele" and others.
Unetanneh Tokef, Unethanneh Toqeph, or Unesanneh Tokef (ונתנה תוקף) is a piyyut that has been a part of the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur liturgy in rabbinical Judaism for centuries. In 1973 during the Yom Kippur war, 11 members from Kibbutz Beit Hashita Fell in battles, In order to immortalize, to remember there name, Yair Rosenblum Composed this unique and uplifting melody that Has become customary prayers melody of Yom Kippur