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Repost: Unless the Lord Builds the House

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8/28/16: It continues to be a source of profound disappointment to me that I wasn’t born Jewish, and only partly because it makes me feel like only half a New Yorker. Here’s the rest of the reason why.

This is the New York-based Shira Chorus singing a spectacular new song, “Im Hashem Lo Yivneh Bayis,” at their leader’s son’s Bar Mitzvah. Absolute perfection.

Unless the Lord builds the house,

Im HaShem Lo Yivneh Bayit

The builders labor in vain.

Shav Amlu Bonav Bo

Unless the Lord watches over the city,

Im HaShem Lo Yishmor Ir

the guards stand watch in vain.

Shav Shakad Shomer

Indeed, he who watches over Israel

Hinei Hinei Lo Yanum

will neither slumber nor sleep.

Lo Yanum v’Lo Yishan

Lo Yanum v’Lo Yishan

Guardian of Israel

Shomer Yisrael

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

4 thoughts on “Repost: Unless the Lord Builds the House

  1. I might have known some years ago but today I don’t. They are a group that is different than the other Jews. Setting that aside, I really enjoyed their combined voices . Great way to start the morning. Hal

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  2. As you may or may not know, my younger son married into a Jewish family (from Cape Cod). I’m definitely sharing this with him and his bride (married almost a year now).

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