Friday, January 30, 2015

The Nigun Shamiel

In honor of Yud Shevat, the Yahrtzeit of the Rebbe Rayatz of Lubavitch, a song has been written to one of the Lubavitcher Rebbe's Nigunim.

After Tzivos Hashem produced the “Tiku Bachodesh” video for the Elul rally, and it went viral, it proved to be something that adults and children liked and listen to over and over again. There was one unanimous request: “we want more.”

So Tzivos Hashem approached Rabbi Shloime Sternberg the writer of the “Tiku” song with the request, to write another song.

It took many long hours, but for the very first time young children (and children at heart) can know understand the meaning of the soulful niggun.

The song is song three times. The first time tells the story Shamiel, a King who lived high up in mountains, from where he ruled his kingdom with pride. He defeated his enemies in fight after fight, none could even come close because of his height. However that changed when they tricked him into a false call for peace, to which he agreed to come down, and when he did he was enslaved and imprisoned. Sitting in prison his pain knew no bounds, yet his spirit is high for he is confident and sure that he'll be more victorious than before.

The second time the song is the Nimshul that Chassidim compared this story, to the story of the Neshoma, who was once standing as one with her father on high, serving him with fear and with love. The Neshama was safe and secure. Till it was sent down to the lowest of low, where countless distractions are drowning the soul. From there the Neshoma cries, how she longs for her source up on high. Yet she knows that this Yerida will bring her closer to Hashem than before.

The third time the song tells the story, how it relates to today. Describing the times of the past, when children had the zechus to participate in farbrengens and rallies, they would see and hear their Rebbe whose devotion to them was so easy to feel, and it made their hiskashrus so deep and so real. But then their connection was challenged by a darkness so strong, "Ad mosai, Hashem, this is it taking so long," they cry.

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Sung by the Kapelle Choir, featuring Chony Tzuker.

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