Monday, February 8, 2010

Little Lamplighters






I sang again last night for the Tzierai Shluchos winter camp. I recognized a bunch of faces from Bas Mitzvos I've sung at and a few faces that looked just like my old (shlichis bound) classmates. A very special (huge) group of girls that certainly have "lives full of meaning" and "homes full of light". It was my honor to spend a short amount of time with such important little people.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

"Vatispalel Chana"





On a mountain of Israel two women are known
One walks with children, while one walks alone
Day after day turns to year after year
The yearning inside turns to pain she can’t bear

No words can console her, no love can replace
Her arms start to tremble, her whole body shakes
A womb oh so empty, a heart filled with pain
Her grief knows no boundaries and tears form like rain

Vatispalel Chana, she prayed all the while
Have I been forgotten, don’t I get a child?
I don’t ask for many, just give me one
In return your maid Chana will give you her son

Vatispalel Chana, na na na na na na na
Vatispalel Chana, she prays for a child

Eili HaCohen watches from far
Daughter of Israel tell me who you are
Your whispers have traveled, your home will be blessed
So now go in peace for he’ll grant your request

Her tefillos accepted, her prayers are heard
He gives her a child, she gives Him her word
A son only borrowed, a son she would raise
Her joy knows no boundaries and G-d she does praise

Vatispalel Chana, she turns to the skies
Hashem You’re my Savior, Hashem upon High
Ein Tzur Kelokaynu, Hashem You are One
And blessed be Your Name for You gave me a son

Vatispalel Chana I turn to the sky
Hashem you’re my savior, Hashem upon High
Ein Tzur Kelokaynu, Hashem You are One
And blessed be Your name for You gave me a son
And blessed be Your name, now I’ll give You my son

Vatispalel Chana, na na na na na na na na
Vatispalel Chana, and she prayed for a child

Girls just want to have fun

I sang last night for the Chof Bes Shvat convention Melavah Malkah. "Montreal in the house! Miami represent! Bet Reeevkah of Pareeee!!!!!!!" Total chaos at times but a real blast; a super excited, energetic, beautiful group of girls from all over the world, singing in one voice, the nigunim that unite Chasidim worldwide. Thanks girls for a fun night out, and be in touch with all those pictures we took together. Here are some clips.