Muziekvideo: Lied bij de Gedenkdag voor gevallenen

donderdag 19 april 2018 |  Redactie Israeltoday.nl
De Joodse muziekgroep Six13 bracht in 2015 deze emotionele gezongen video 'Chai' ('Leven') uit als eerbetoon aan de Israëlische slachtoffers van oorlog en terreur, die we woensdag herdachten. Ondanks de tranen en de pijn die we voelen, herinnert dit lied ons aan de echte betekenis van het leven.

De tekst van het lied, geschreven door Mike Boxer, luidt:
Turn on the TV news, the same thing every day
More of our brothers in despair
Just for being Jews, their lives taken away
Just hearing is too much to bear

But through the misery, we find a way to smile
Despite not knowing where it ends
True to our history, we’ll make it through the trials
Because on this we can depend

Am Yisrael Chai
We will say the words together
Od Avinu Chai
With a faith that lasts forever
Raising hands up to the sky
As we stand and sing out “Am Yisrael Chai”

Am Yisrael Chai
Pouring out our fears and sorrow
Od Avinu Chai
It’s our hearts our voices follow
Not just only you and I
We’re a nation strong and Am Yisrael Chai

“From the river to the sea” lurk those who want us gone
Is this what we were chosen for?
Unfazed and dutifully we march and carry on
We still believe, “gam zeh yaavor”

Our honor won’t be sullied, our strength won’t be slain
And soon will dawn a bright new day
Eyal, Gilad, Naftali were not lost in vain
Their memories, and six million before, will lead the way

Am Yisrael Chai
We will say the words together
Od Avinu Chai
With a faith that lasts forever
Raising hands up to the sky
As we stand and sing out “Am Yisrael Chai”

Am Yisrael Chai
Pouring out our fears and sorrow
Od Avinu Chai
It’s our hearts our voices follow
Not just only you and I
We’re a nation strong and Am Yisrael Chai

Am Yisrael Chai
We will say the words together
Od Avinu Chai
With a faith that lasts forever
Raising hands up to the sky
As we stand and sing out “Am Yisrael Chai”

Am Yisrael Chai
Let our souls resound in chorus
Od Avinu Chai
For all those that came before us
And for every tear they cried
Hashem Echad, v’Am Yisrael Chai.

Vertaling: Am Yisrael Chai = Het volk Israël leeft; Od Avinu Chai = Nog leeft onze vader.
Hashem Echad, v’Am Yisrael Chai = De Heer is één, en het volk Israël leeft.

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