Monday, August 07, 2023

Akiva Gelb | Hashem I am Worthy of YOU being with ME!

We constantly hear songs with the following words: "Father/Hashem, I want to be close to you! I need you!" etc. Akiva Gelb glanced one Shabbos afternoon at the holy words by David Hamelech, Emor LeNafshi, tell my soul that even if I feel far from you I shall feel that your desire is to be close to me, inspired by the words from Esther: "Vetoivu Ani Be'Einav" which in essence is Hashem's response to every one of us: "It is 'good' for 'me' (Hashem) to be with you."

Akiva Gelb took this personally and felt the importance of spreading this beautiful encouraging message to Klal Yisroel. That no matter where we find ourselves, even in the most challenging and seemingly darkest places, it is always "good" for Hashem to be "there" with us. It is His desire to be with you, you, and you.

This led Akiva to compose this beautiful song and right away called David Taub, who arranged the stirring music and choir, and Gershy Schwarcz, who together with Benhesh, captured the essence of our desire for Hashem's closeness to us in motion picture. (Video for those who read plain English)

Remember! Hashem's presence is never far away. Your situation, your location doesn't matter; Hashem's love for you is unchanging.

Let your heart be touched by this message!

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🎵 Credits 🎵

- A Gershy & Gershy Production (Gershy Schwarcz & Gershy Moshkowitz)
- Composed & performed by: Akiva Gelb
- Music Arranged by: David Taub
- Choir by: David Taub
- Vocal Production by: Gershy Schwarcz @ Edgware Studios
- Mix & Master: Ronen Hilel

*Video Production:*
- Concept & Direction by: Gershy Schwarcz
- Filmed & Edited by: Benhesh

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