Monday, July 25, 2022

Interesting Song of the week of 7/25/22

I recently attended a zoom lecture about Israeli Zionist music. A few of the songs were great songs and some that I recognized. Other songs were a bit scary towards the end of the lecture. Thank you to for the inspiration in writing this. 

One song which has been brought up a few times in the last 2 years is this song by Teapeacks / Tipex. (Various spelling).

Tipex is a correction fluid (whiteout):

Tipex gained popularity by combining israeli music with light humorous hints. 

Interesting website about the button

Tipex represented israel in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Push The Button.

It’s getting to be a scary world let’s hope that someone stupid doesn’t push the button! 

From Eurovision video:

Lyrics translated if needed.

Here is the Wikipedia info on the song.

The song finished 24th in the Eurovision semifinals.

So tell me would you push the button?

Friday, July 8, 2022

Song of the day and Happy Friday 7/8/22

Shabbat Shalom !

 (What Does That  Even Mean?)

Taken from

If you walk down the street in a Jewish neighborhood anytime between Friday morning and Saturday afternoon, you will notice Jews of all stripes wishing each other a peaceful, enjoyable Shabbat. In fact, as early as Wednesday, you can bid farewell with wishes for a good Shabbat.

But what to say? As always, different Jews have different ways of doing things.

The traditional Yiddish greeting of Ashkenazi Jews is “Gut Shabbos,” which means “Good Sabbath.” This greeting is used in place of both “hello” and “goodbye.” However, when used in parting, it is modified slightly to “Ah gutten Shabbos.” If you cannot remember the Yiddish nuances, just say “Good Shabbos” every time, and you’ll be in very good company.

This greeting is preferred by chassidic and traditional Jews of European descent.

The Hebrew salutation, used by Sephardim of Eastern descent and those who favor modern Hebrew, is “Shabbat shalom,” which means “Sabbath [of] peace.”

(Just to add to the mix, there is also the Aramaic version of “Shabbata tava,” “Good Sabbath,” that appears occasionally in writing. No need to memorize this for when you meet an Aramaic Jew, because there are none.)

Today’s song of the day comes from Mordechai Ben David. On my way to work I was listening to Yakov Schwekey singing a medley that had this song in it. That was the inspiration of today!

Here is a little maze and fun from the PJ Library to help you with Shabbat Shalom!

Don’t forget to do your homework! 

Bonus Track:

Just heard this one on Israel hour online! Love it!

Have an AMazing weekend! (Yes that spelling was on purpose!) 😁

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Song of the day + Other stuff


Heard this yesterday on Israel Hour Radio and decided to keep the America theme going for a bit and share some of the fun.  You need to join in the fun Monday - Friday and Sunday Mornings ! 

Frank Sinatra!

Enjoy this one also (From West Side Story!)

To get you back in the swinging mood here Sesame Street: Do-op Hop With Kermit:

Even though this isn't the current Minions movie its funny! So I hope you enjoy it!

Need to learn the Hebrew alphabet? I've brough along some friends that might be able to help out! Warning there may be a quiz in the future !

Hope this helps you after a long weekend !!!!

Monday, July 4, 2022

4th of July 2022

Happy 4th of July 2022 (From Muppets to Minions!)

Well at least today was a sleep in day ! YAY!!! 

What does one think about on 4th of July besides a day off work?  


I always think of this one song and the word of the day:

ZIKUKIM = Fireworks !!!

Moshe Peretz sings this lovely song "Zikukim" (See lyrics translation) all about fireworks:

I just recently heard about a Muppet Show pinball machine in a group on facebook.. How cool this will be. I know Elaine won't ever allow us to own one but I will work on convincing her!

I hope that I can edit the music in the pinball machine. It would definitely include this one:

To keep us in is a good mood we all need to take a bath with our rubber duck ! (Listen carefully!)

This one is for all of those that like to have some fun which is what we are going to do in a little bit:

(Song by Itai Levy)
איתי לוי & סטפן לגר & עידו שוהם - אפטר אמאל'ה

Have some fun !

Here is a little more info on the song.

Have a great day and enjoy!!!! 

Stay tuned for tomorrow's edition!

Friday, July 1, 2022

Song of the day 7/1/22 (Corona)

Oy Ve!

You can believe what you want. But again this isn’t going away lightly! The numbers in Arizona put us in the read Believe it or don’t believe it! Still caution is good but do what you want not as you get told!! Uncertainty is definitely in the air! 

If you are sick don’t get a Covid test! That one good piece of advice!

The only way to properly test for Covid is like this! It is the only accurate way to get a Covid test and I’ll bet your bottom dollar it feels better too! Watch the video on the link!

If you go to a synagogue try to speak to god without a mask on! Too bad our synagogue and most are requiring masks. Hello rabbis in rabbi land God can’t hear you with a mask on!

Todays song is by Sagiv Cohen who I have personally met a few times at various dance camps around the US! Great singer with great songs. This song is a bit unique. 

Version with English translation:

Here is a precious little gift that Israel hour Radio DJ Josh Shron found. Enjoy! Note there might be some fireworks in one of my next blog posts.

Have a fantastic start to your weekend.