Monday, September 15, 2014

Ve'Afilu Be'Hastara Collection

From professional singers to amateurs, from Israel to NY and everywhere in between, everyone, everywhere seem to be singing the new song. "Ve'Afilu Be'Hastara" took the Jewish music scene by storm this summer. Below is a collection of almost two dozen videos of people singing the song,

 "דער אויבערשטער זאגט אונז קינדערלעך אנוכי הסתר אסתר פני ביום ההוא"
"Hashem says to His children: (Devarim 31:18) "I will conceal Myself on that day,"

"ואפי’ בהסתרה שבתוך הסתרה בוודאי גם שם נמצא השם יתברך"
Rav Nachman however explains: "Even during a concealment within a concealment, Hashem, may He be blessed, is certainly there."

"גם מאחורי הדברים הקשים העומדים עליך, אני עומד"
The song continues: "behind all the difficult things that stand before you, I stand."

Click Here for the original release of the song.
Click Here for Benny Friedman and Yedidim.
Click Here for Levy Falkowitz and Shira.
Click Here for Yoeli Klien and child soloist Nosson Fuchs at a wedding.
Click Here for Yoeli Klien and child soloist Nosson Fuchs at Yeshiva Kumzitz.

Israeli TV reports on the "Ve'Afilu Be'Hastara" madness.

Meydad Tasa's studio version of the song. 

Chaim Yisrael

Yosef Karduner

Motty Steinmetz

Levy Falkowitz with Shira Choir

Kumzitz With MBD

Avi Ben Israel with נהוראי תורג'מן

Shloime Cohen

Tzudik Greenwald

מקהלת מיתרים‬

Moshe Laufer with Shira Choir

Dovid Feldman

Yerachmiel Ziegler

Shlomo Bruner

Yoely Klein

Rav Boruch Mordechai Ezrachi, Rosh Yeshiva Ateres Yisroel in Israel. Singing the song in the Concentration camps of Europe.

Duddy Knopfler from Meshorerim at Sahara Sam's Oasis in NJ.

בחתונה  י"ח סיון


Anonymous said...

Notice that the song was released during Operation Protective Edge. I have a feeling it wouldn't have caught anyone's attention had it been released a year earlier. We all needed (and still need) the chizuk that these words provide. It just goes to show how powerful music is!

Anonymous said...

I suggest you add the Roli Dickman version and add the original to this.

Anonymous said...

Can someone point us to a site containing the guitar chords for this song? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

thank you for this.
i noticed you translated "ha-omdim alecha" as "that stand BEFORE you" - i would suggest a more accurate translation is " that rise up AGAINST you"