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1.   Hilula Ethnix, arr. Rodin
2.   Haleluyah - Psalm 146 Salamone Rossi (c.1570-c.1630)
3.   Tzena Israeli Folk Song, arr. Rodin
      Shlosha Pirkei Hallel
           4.   Psalm 111
           5.   Psalm 112
           6.   Psalm 113
Yehezkel Braun (1922-present)
7.   Kaddish Salamone Rossi
8.   Yihyeh Tov David Broza
9.   Hafle Vafele Yedidya Admon
10. Elohim Hashivenu - Psalm 80 Salamone Rossi
      Mizmorei Tehilim
           11. Psalm 47
           12. Psalm 48
           13. Psalm 150
Tzvi Avni (1927-present)
14. Mitachat Hashamayim David Broza, arr. Rodin
15. Mizmor L'David - Psalm 29 Yehezkel Braun
16. El Eretz Tzvi  D. Zelzer, arr. Sa'ar
17. Lamnatzeach - Psalm 8 Salamone Rossi
18. Keren Or Noa, arr. Rodin
19. Na'ar Hayiti Abie Rotenberg, arr. Rigler
20. Hora A. Toledano, arr. Rodin

 

Hilula
     People together, without any feeling
     of vengeance, dance a joyous dance
     of love.

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Haleluyah – Psalm 146
     Haleluyah.
     Let my soul praise the Lord.
     I will praise the Lord all my life.
          I will sing hymns to my God while I exist.
     Do not put your trust in mortal man, who has no salvation.
     His breath departs, he returns to his dust.
          On that day his plans are lost.
     Happy is the man whose help is the God of Jacob,
         whose hope is in the Lord his God,
     Maker of heaven and earth,
         the seas and all that is in them,
         who keeps truth forever;
     He makes justice for those who are wronged,
         gives food to the hungry.
         The Lord frees prisoners.
     The Lord restores sight to the blind.
         The Lord straightens the bent.
         The Lord loves the righteous.
     The Lord guards the stranger.
         To the orphan and widow He encourages,
         And the path of the wicked He undermines.
     The Lord will reign forever,
         your God, O Zion, for all generations.
         Haleluyah.
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Tzena
     Go out, girls, into the field, and see the soldiers.
     Don't hide from the soldiers, men of the army.

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Shlosha Pirkei Hallel
Psalm 111
     Haleluyah.
     I will praise the Lord with my whole heart;
     In the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.
     Great are the works of the Lord,
     Reachable to all those that seek them.
     Honorable and glorious is his action
     And His righteousness endures forever.
     He has made a reminder of His wonders.
     Gracious and compassionate is the Lord.
     Meat He has given to those that fear Him.
     He will forever remember His covenant.
     The might of His works He has shown to His people,
     To give them the heritage of the nations.
     The works of is hands are truth and justice.
     Sure are all of His commandments.
     Done in truth and uprightness,
     Established for ever and ever.
     Redemption He sent to His people
     He has commanded His covenant forever
     Holy and awesome is His name.
     The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord.
     A good understanding have all they that do His commandments
     His praise stands forever.
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Psalm 112
     Haleluyah.
     Happy is the man who fears the Lord,
     Who delights greatly in His commandments.
     Mighty upon the earth shall his seed be.
     The generation of the upright shall be blessed.
     Wealth and riches shall be in his house,
     And his righteousness stands forever.
     In the darkness rises a light unto the upright.
     He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
     Good is the man who shows favor, and lends.
     He will guide his affairs with judgement,
     For He shall not be moved forever.
     For an everlasting reminder shall the righteous be.
     From evil tidings he shall not be afraid
     Fixed is his heart, trusting in the Lord.
     Established is his heart, he shall not be afraid,
     Until he will see [the fall of] his enemies.
     He has dispersed, given to the poor
     His righteousness endures forever
     His horn shall be exalted with honor.
     The wicked shall see, and be angered
     His teeth he shall gnash, and he shall melt away.
     The desire of the wicked shall be lost.
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Psalm 113 -
     Haleluyah.
     Praise, servants of the Lord.
     Praise the name of the Lord.
     Let the name of the Lord be blessed
     From now until forever.
     From the rising of the sun to its coming in.
     Praised is the name of the Lord.
     High above all nations is The Lord.
     On the heavens is His glory.
     Who is like the Lord our God
     Dwelling on high.
     Humbling himself to behold what is in heaven and in the earth!
     He raises up the poor out of the dust,
     From the dunghill He lifts the needy;
     That he may sit them with princes,
     Even with the princes of his people.
     He makes the barren woman to keep house,
     To be a joyful mother of children.
     Haleluyah.
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Kaddish
     May it be magnified
     and may it be sanctified
     His great name,
     in the world whose creation He willed.
     May His kingdom be fulfilled
     in your life
     and in your days
     and in the life of the whole House of Israel,
     soon and near in time,
     and say, Amen!

     May His great name be praised
     forever, and ever and ever!
     May it be praised
     and may it be blessed
     and may it be glorified
     and may it be upraised
     and may it be elevated,
     may it be honored
     and may it be exalted
     and may it be extolled,
     the name of the Holy One - praised be He!

     Beyond all words-of-praise, words-of-song,
     words-of-blessing, and words-of-comfort
     that are uttered in this world,
     and say, Amen!

     May there be abundant peace from Heaven
     and life
     for us and for all Israel,
     and say, Amen!

     Maker of peace in the abode-on-high,
     may He make peace
     for us and for all Israel,
     and say, Amen!

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Yihyeh Tov
     I look out of the window, and it makes me so sad.
     The spring has passed, who knows if it will return?
     The clown has become a king, the prophet will become a clown.
     And I have forgotten the way, but I am still here.

    CHORUS:
    And it'll be all right.  It'll be all right, yeah.
    Sometimes I am broken, [but] tonight I will stay withyou.

    Children put on wings, and fly away to the army.
    And after two years, they return without an answer.
    People live in violence, searching for a reason to breathe,
    And between hatred and murder, speak of peace.

    CHORUS

     I look out of the window to see if all of this is true.
     I look out of the window and whisper my prayer.
     The wolf will dwell with the sheep, and the tiger will leap with the gazelle,
     But in the meantime, don't take your hand out of mine.

     CHORUS X2

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Hafle Vafele
     And Moses struck the rock, With a staff he struck the stone.
     And waters came forth from it.  Wonder of wonders.

     And Moses brought a goat, and it sucked honey from the rock.
     And his voice was like a spring, pure and clear like water.  Wonder of wonders.

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Elohim Hashivenu - Psalm 80: 4, 8, 20
     God, restore us.  And shine Your face, and we shall be saved.
     God of hosts, restore us.  And shine Your face, and we shall be saved.
     Lord God of hosts, shine Your face, and we shall be saved.

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 Mizmorei Tehilim
Psalm 47: 2, 3, 7, 8
     All you peoples, clap your hands.
          Shout to God with a voice of triumph.
     For the Lord most high is awesome.
           For the Lord most high is a great King over all the Earth...
     Sing to the Lord, sing to our king, sing.
     For He is king over all the earth.
          To the Lord sing a hymn.

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Psalm 48: 3,4
     Beautifully situated, the joy of the whole earth.
          Mount Zion, the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
     God is known in her palaces as a fortress.”
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Psalm 150
     Haleluyah.
     Praise Him in His sanctuary.
          Praise Him in His heavenly stronghold.
     Praise Him for His might.
          Praise Him for His exceeding greatness.
     Praise Him  with the sound of the shofar.
          Praise Him with the harp and lyre.
     Praise Himwith the timbrel and dance.
          Praise him with lute and pipe.
     Praise Him with resounding cymbals.
          Praise Him upon loud clashing cymbals.
     Let everything that breathes praise the Lord.
     Haleluyah.
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Mitachat Hashamayim
     CHORUS:
     We have come here, under the skies.
     Two, like a pair of eyes.
     We have time, underthe skies.
     For now, we are still here.

     You and me (X3)
**  And the bed is made for giving love.
     Night and day (X3)
**  And the smile means that it's working.

     CHORUS

     We two are one (X3)
     One whole and round, whole and big.
     Come on and let (X3)
     I will let you let me let you.

     And despite the gap,
     And despite the ache,
     And despite the trouble,
     I love, and love. (X2)

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Mizmor L’David – Psalm 29
     A psalm of David.
     Give to the Lord, O ye mighty,
          Give to the Lord glory and strength.
     Give to the Lord the glory due His Name.
          Bow to the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
     The voice of the Lord is upon the waters.
          The God of glory thunders.
          The Lord is over the great waters.
     The voice of the Lord is in power.
          The voice of the Lord is in majesty.
          The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars,
          And the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
     He makes them skip like a calf,
           Lebanon and Sirion like a young ox.
     The voice of the Lord cleaves the torches of fire.
     The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness
           The Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
    The voice of the Lord makes the hinds to calve,
            And strips the forests
            And in His temple All speak of His glory.
     The Lord sat upon the flood
            The Lord sits king forever.
     The Lord will give strength to His people
            The Lord will bless His people with peace.
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El Eretz Tzvi
     In the middle of the night they arose
    * v'hiko biktzeh ha'ola
     kivneireshev chashu hirchiku of
     To restore the honor of man.

     CHORUS:
     To the land of deer
     To the honey of her fields
     To the Carmel and to the desert
     To a nation that will not be eclipsed
     That her children will not be ceded to a stranger

     To the land of deer
     That in her mountains
     It is not truth
     From generation to generation
 

     To land
     Her children are connected through good and evil

     In the middle of the night she passes,
     In our fields the sprit of his song.
     ARAVA EELEMENT TARCHINAZ ROSH
     AL ASHER IMSHACHAR NOSHAV

     CHORUS
 
 
 
 

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Lamnatzeach – Psalm 8
      For the leader on the gittit, a Psalm of David.
      Lord, our God
           How majestic is Your name throughout the earth.
           You who have placed Your splendor over the heavens.s
      Out of the mouths of the crying and the suckling
            You have found Your strength

      When  I behold Your heavens…the
      moon and the stars which You have
      ordained; what is man, that You are
      mindful of him?…Yet You have made
      him a little lower than the angels, and
      You crown him with glory and honor…”

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Keren Or
      “Light a white candle in the black tent
      of my heart.  All around us, let the
      light shine.”
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Na’ar Hayiti
      I was once a young boy,
      And Ihave grown old,
      But never have I seen a righteous man abandoned,
      And his seed asking for bread.

      God will give strength to His people
      God will bless His people with peace.

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Hora
      “A train still crosses a green orchard
      there, a stork still soars above.
      And the fog still hangs in the valley
      Between the sunrise and the dew."
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Translation of Kaddish courtesy of Everett Fox.
All other translations by Akiva Fox and Jesse Rodin.