Saturday, June 25, 2022

Song of the day Saturday 6/25/22

 I think I’ll go for a walk outside!

Oh wait it’s 108 degrees today. It’s a Sunshine Day!

How many of you have The Brady bunch album?

Just think TV has evolved even further along ! Color TV ! (YAY)  This song will take you back a little bit !

But back in the day when tv was invented it was only in Black & White. Here is another song by Eyal Golan talking about a black and white movie (Translation) סרט שחור לבן - Seret Shachor Lavan. He had hair back in 2011. I hope you enjoy the concert clip:

Here is one more in Eyal Golan's Living Room in 2020 singing a duet of Seret with Itay Levi:

The song is also a really fun Israeli partner dance by my friend Sholmo Maman:

If you are stuck at home watch some great black and white movies or television shows.

Have a great day all!!! 

Friday, June 24, 2022

Song of the day Friday 6/24/22

Todays song of the day is Rona! 

Here are 4 reasons why I like this song:
  • It could be a persons name
  • It rhymes with Corona
  • It has a nice Israeli dance to it!
  • I found someone using the Rona melody and changing the words to Lecha Dodi ! (A version not to be missed! Watch and enjoy!)
Translated Lyrics and other information!

Here is a music video of Samir Shukri singing his song Rona.

This version not so special but it's funny so I included it:

Rona Circle Dance by Sefi Aviv (Created 1987)

Pièce de résistance:

Rona melody sung to Lecha Dodi. (If you need info on Lecha Dodi please go back to Friday June 17th, 2022's song of the day. I found this by accident and just couldn't wait til Friday rolled around to share it with you:

Here is a Shabbat playlist to enjoy!


Thursday, June 23, 2022

Can an animal sing?

I found an animal that can sing. This badger sings better than me. He is singing an Eyal Golan song. 

The song is Dma'ot (אייל גולן- דמעות).  View the lyrics

Very talented critter.

(WARNING: No Animals were harmed during the filming of the above video!)

Here is a young Eyal Golan in 2009:

It's been a bit busy week. Monsoon storms starting up this week. 

Don't forget to check back for more !

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Song for Tuesday / Wednesday 6/22 - 6/23

Well if you don’t have anything to say don’t blog, That is why I missed yesterday, 

Warning don’t miss any of my posts. Great posts coming!

Tuesday June 21at was the official day of summer  Name one thing people love to do in the summer. Give up?


Bad link above it happens... click Here

Another cassette I purchased when visiting Israel in the 80’s was Modern Talking. It’s a German band and huge in Israel in the 80’s.

This clip (above) I just learned about from a zoom lecture and I had no idea it even existed. it’s a parody of the modern talking song brother Louie. It’s about Barbecuing by Yair Nitzani. He was the a keyboardist and singer in the Israeli band T-Slam. He was the guy with the faucet on his forehead.

Here is Brother Louie original:

Happy summer! 

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Songs of the day 6/19/22 Father’s Day

Since today is Father’s Day I figured this year share with you all Shlomi Shabbat and his song “Abba”. It’s a great song so enjoy the video and the English translation. 

Haim Israel sings a song / prayer yit'gadal v'yit'kadash (The mourners kaddash) Its his very special version. I personally find this version very comforting. Meir Shem-Tov made a really beautiful dance to it. I haven't danced it in a long time.

Here is a bonus song Malachim (Angels) by Haim Israel. Another one of his big hit songs. Here is the translation.

Read below on this other song and enjoy the music (So soothing): תן לי לדבר איתך / מילים של תפילה:

I love to find concert footage with these Israeli Singers and share. We all love a good concert now and again. I found 3 songs my Haim Israel that i wanted to share below. A Live version of Yit'gadal V'yit'kadash / Malachim / Ten Li L'daber Itcha  תן לי לדבר איתך (I couldn't find anything about the song anywhere until finalizing my writing) This new song also goes by a possibly different name than what he announced on his concert (מילים של תפילה). I promise to do some future research into the mystery of the song. What I did research is it translated to let me talk to you.

I edited this part of the concert out so you can all enjoy it.

If you want to watch the full concert go here.

I dedicate this video to all those who have lost their father in the past or even recently and are remembering them by celebrating fathers day today. 

Pics of my dad (one of the pics with our best buddy Lucky):

Have a great fathers day!

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Weird but interesting song of the day 6/18/22 and something else (Another song perhaps?)

I've been a little bit busy. I did want to post a quick song of the day. It's weird but interesting.

Keep the comments coming!

Ok so I love the Song Zohi Yaffo by Avi Toldano.  Avi sings many of our famous Israeli Dances.  I couldn't find the correct version of the dance to display today but might later. Every time I hear this version of the song it reminds me of the Wonder Woman Theme Song.  I found this version on youtube.

And speaking about Wonder Woman (uh oh) 

I might have accidentally groped her last night at the arcade. I've gotten away with it a few times before (since she is Israeli). Last night she threw me across the room and I'm lucky I didn't wind up in the Negev! 
I thought it was a mitzvah to do such a thing on Shabbat, but a friend reminded me that it's only a mitzvah with your wife! (Sorry Elaine!)

I promise you will all enjoy my father's day post !


Friday, June 17, 2022

Song of the day 6/17/22

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend. Here is a version of Lecha Dodi. I try and post a different video weekly here. This prayer welcomes the sabbath bride. During the prayer everyone stands up and faces the entrance to the synagogue. It is very similar to a wedding when the bride comes in. There are some great renditions of lecha dodi. If you have any suggestions please post in the comments.

For all my friends I wish you all a fantastic weekend. Relax, enjoy, play pinball, sleep etc….

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Song and Dance of the day 6/15/22

Today’s is a double. Just like the other day you get a song and a dance. I like that when it works! 

Ofra Haza sang this the best. Ofra was one of Israel’s iconic singers and she is missed often. I listen to a lot of her music and we dance to a lot of it too!

Sorry I couldn’t find a version of the song in Japanese. I’ve heard it in Japanese before.  I’ll try and find one later. It’s great in Japanese too.

Thank you to my friend Moshe who translated the song. You can find the translation at lyricstranslate.

The dance version I like to do is by Marco Ben-Shimon. I remember a long time ago Marco’s dances were taught at a dance camp. Soon I will share another of my favorite songs that have a dance to it. 

FYI I have too many favorites.

To learn this version of the dance directly from from Marco I have provided a video below.

Monday, June 13, 2022

Song and dance of the day 6/13/22

Hello, No, I’m not making any Jason jokes because it’s not Friday. This is one of my favorite pictures. My brother Jason likes to hurt me every time I walk in the door of this arcade. 

This song is a big favorite of mine.  Every time I hear it I go “”Oh Yeah!”. The musical notes are mesmerizing. Play it a few times you will see what I mean.

If you want to see the dance  keep reading.

I found it in Spanish!
Great solo performance from  YouTube:

The translation can be found at 

This is the dance creaked by Shmulik Gov-Ari:

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Song of the Day 6/12/22


Today's "Song of the day" is an interesting and funny one and hopefully cheers up those that love musicals.  

I was driving home Friday night from the arcade and I was listening the the RLive App. Radio Lev Hamedina 91 FM in Israel was doing a children's special. This song came on the radio and I just enjoyed it all the way home. I was thinking to myself that I had to share the song with you all that read my blog. 

If you love musicals I found the greatest archive: Youtube of Musicals In Hebrew. There are so many and wow! 

Hopefully you are enjoying what you are reading when I post things. Please share with others.

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Wish me luck and song of the day 06/11/22

Ok so here is the song of the day. A newer song by Moshe Peretz. Why did I choose this song? I recently learn of a few new YouTube channels that have Israeli songs translated into English. 

Hebrew songs with English sub titles

Another reason is that I’m playing in a pinball tournament today and I hope maybe today I make it to the top! Last month I placed around 8th place in a 3 strikes format tournament. So as the song says maybe today!

Friday, June 10, 2022

Song of the day 6/10/22

First of all I hope everyone has a great and enjoyable weekend.

The song I chose today is Moshe Peretz and other famous artists singing Lecha Dodi. The song came out in 2021.

Moshe Peretz loves to drive cars in his music videos. 

Here is another song that came out in 2021. Ose li ya tom  (Make My Day) click here for the lyrics.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Song of the day (Mashina) 6/9/22

Today is the birthday of  Yuval BanayHe was the lead singer of the group Mashina.  I learned about Yuval’s birthday today because Israel Hour Radio did a Facebook live on him to celebrate.

This song is one of my favorites. “Night Train to Cairo” 

Around 1987  I was in Israel and purchased the album 

I will post the play list link of the show once it’s on YouTube.

Here is the Playlist.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Song of the day 6/7/22

Well I think I need a hand deciding which version of the song is better:

Boaz Sharabi version:

Ron Shoval

Harel Skaat

David D’Or


Irit Israel & Itsik Kamilian - Wedding Song



Sham babayit hakatan
shoshanim porchot bagan
uvashovach halavan -
va'ani cholem achshav
al knafaim shel zahav,
ech bashamaim ani af
verak elaich shav.

Tni li yad,
mechabeket vetovah,
tni li yad,
mechazeket ushalvah,
tni li yad
vechaki li ahuvah,
kshe'ani kan levad -
tni li yad.

Sham betsel alon kaved
chay lo zikaron oved 
ve'iti hu kol ha'et
kmo tmunah -
va'ani cholem alav
basufah uvasharav,
eini yachol od bil'adav -
rotzeh otach achshav.

Tni li yad,
mechabeket vetovah,
tni li yad,
mechazeket veshalvah,
tni li yad
vechaki li ahuvah,
kshe'ani kan levad -
tni li yad.

Over there in the small house
roses bloom in the garden
and in the white dove-cote - 
the dove.
And I dream now

You decide.

Give me a hand and post in the comments!

Monday, June 6, 2022

Todays song of the day 6/6/22

Todays song is a cover song sung by artist Miri Aloni:





Hineh veretet be'orpi shuv ya'avor
eichah dibrah ha'ahavah shel pa'am
ba'ir Yerushalaim ish tahor tahor
Ahuv ahav ka'uv ka'av beza'am
vezehu davar ahavato
oleh balehavah
asher sham'ah nesichato
le'ah ha'ahuvah.

At le'ati ahavati lamrot retzonah
mi yiten yacholti lasur lema'onah
ani ohev otach kol kach
ani noshek otach kol kach
lu ahavtini le'ati
chayay lach umoti.

Vehu amar lah at shochenet bil'vavi
vatzar alai beitah ut'shukoteiha
chatam belahat itamar hu ben avi
shalosh shanim bachu'ha bacha eleilha
bikesh lasim ketz lechayav
be'ekdacho hakar
veshar lah nachal dma'otav
veshar veshar veshar.

At le'ati ahavati lamrot retzonah...

Le'ah sogeret umesugeret bemach'bo
pacham se'ar roshah tzachot paneiha
nishba hu lahmit dmutah bil'vavo
bish'vuato nichshal veshav eleiha
ve'az kichlot shalosh shanim
halchah hi acharav
me'az lachtu pa'amonim
nog'nim lah et shirav.

At le'ati ahavati lamrot retzonah...

I feel a shudder at the back of my neck 
Thinking about how Love once used to speak.
In the city of Jerusalem there was a very pure man,
Deeply in love and in a great pain of angst.
And these were the words of his love: 
A flaming love, 
Which was heard 
By his beloved princess, Leah 

“I loved my Leah – in spite of her will;
Oh, how I wish I could cross her threshold.
I love you so much!
I yearn to kiss you!
If only you would love me, my Leah,
I would be yours in life and death.”

And he said to her: “You dwell in my heart”
And he stalked her house and her desires,
Signed his letters in passion, Itamar Ben Avi,
And cried for her incessantly three years.
He threatened to take his own life
With his cold pistol.
And sang to her a river of tears
He sang, and sang and sang:

“I loved my Leah – in spite of her will;

Leah is locked and indrawn in her hideaway,
With her coal-colored hair and pure complexion. 
He vowed to obliterate her image in his heart,
But his promise failed, and he returned to her.
And sometime after three years
At long last she went after him.
Since then when he walks the bells
Ring his poetry to her.

“I loved my Leah – in spite of her will;

It’s a nice dance. Other artists sing the song.