Thursday, December 04, 2008

Just One Shabbos by Mordechai Ben-David

My favorite song of all time (and it has been since the time I was very little, and I danced to it in my house) is Mordechai Ben-David's "Just One Shabbos."



LYRICS:

The Western Wall on Friday night
His first time ever there
Strapped into his knapsack
With his long and curly hair
He stood there for a while,
Broke out with a smile
Emotion overwhelming joy with tears

The men were dancing there
Their hearts so full of love
They sang such happy tunes
To thank the One Above
For showing them the way
For giving them a day
To rest rejoice with peace of mind to pray

Just one Shabbos and we’ll all be free
Just one Shabbos come and join with me
We’ll sing and dance to the sky
With our spirits so high
We’ll show them all it’s true
Let them come and join us too

I said hello my friend
You seem to be amused
He said much more than that
I am a bit confused
I know I am a Jew
I was bar mitzvahed too
But Shabbos in our home who ever knew

He asked to join with us
To understand and see
He spent some time with us
In total ecstasy
Next Shabbos came along
His feelings grew so strong
He first began to feel that he belonged

He found this treasure
Made some changes in his life
A brand new family his children and his wife
They learn new things each day
To live the Torah way
The message of the Shabbos they will relay

Now every Friday night they go down to the Wall
Invite some people home and they will tell them all
We’ll teach you this new song
So join and sing along
And soon we’ll all be free it won’t be long

I cannot wait till this day comes.

9 comments:

Ari said...

I also love this song. Mordechai Ben David sings it with such feeling. The message is great. We Jews are truly blessed to have shabbos-a day to connect closely with God ,spend meaningful time with family and friends and simply enjoy life by readind,resting and catching up on much needed sleep.
Thanks for the lyrics,Chana.

karen said...

I long for a shabbos like that!... I keep telling my husband we have to get ourselves invited to a large family's home...it is my goal!

karen said...

I long for a shabbos like that!... I keep telling my husband we have to get ourselves invited to a large family's home...it is my goal!

Anonymous said...

Favorite song? Pathetic.

Uri said...

Anon 11:47,
you are pathetic! A bully with no life,no identity,nothing but emptiness inside.

SemGirl said...

Uri.. CHILL OUT!!

Everyone is entitled to an opinion..

Thats what blogging is about..

Uri said...

Hey SemGirl,this Anon guy writes nasty comments on Chana's blog,or havn't you noticed?

Anonymous said...

I am the anon who writes the nasty comments, the above is just a poor imitation.

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