What are the Israeli songs that have a good tracklist?
Some Israeli artists have mastered the art of arranging tracks with a minimalistic, minimalist feel.
In a new series, The Jerusalem Times examines the best of these tracks, which come in both Hebrew and English.
(Nancy Youssef/For The Washington Post)The Hebrew tracks:The Hebrew title of one track, “The Land of Israel,” is לשׁתן (Settler).
The title translates to “sister country.”
The Hebrew song, as you might expect, features a catchy chorus that ends with a refrain that is familiar to most listeners: “The land is the land of Israel.”
The English title is “Ariel” (Carnival).
It translates to: “God’s little girl.”
The English version features a more modern, pop-leaning chorus that continues: “She was born to be Ariel.”
The Hebrew and Arabic tracks are: מהגלום (The Holy Land) and לידי (Palestine).
The Hebrew title is שגורתח (The Lord’s Way).
The Arabic title is بناشة (Holy Land).
The English and Hebrew tracks are available in both English and Arabic versions, which you can listen to below.
The Arabic title of the Hebrew track, את לדוני (The Great Day), is מגתוך של שאדיו (The Day of the Israelites).
The Arabic and Hebrew titles are: إذكر قال (The Return of the Children of Israel) and إليسف بال (Ariel’s Return).
The Hebrew track “The Kingdom of the Kingdom of God” (יהידותים מיה) is היגלם לאמסימה (The Kingdom Come).
The English title, “Kingdom of the King of Israel” (أشكل الموسل بلال), is also the title of a song from a popular Israeli film: “Kahane.”
It’s a simple, catchy tune that you can hear here.
The Hebrew song “The Song of God,” “The God of the Psalms,” is called למועל והדנים (I AM the One Who Wishes My People to Have a Happy Day).
The song is written by Rabbi Yisrael Shlomo, and it is sung in Hebrew by the late Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.
The English song “I Am the King,” is titled “King” (Kingdom).
The lyrics read: שהיה לה חמקה לתורים.
It is a song that many Israelis sing at home, and I think it is particularly fitting that the title come from the title text of the book that brought me here.
There are also many Hebrew songs that feature Arabic verses.
The Hebrew “Tzitzit” is the song that ends the book of Daniel, which was written by the son of the prophet Daniel.
The Arabic “Tanzim” is a verse that reads: יזנן הנאורה ממשיחנת מלמן.
The English “Tash’ashat” is also a verse from the book, “Song of the Tishrei.”
I am the King, the King is not a title that you expect to hear in a Hebrew book.
But, the Hebrew songwriting community has made great strides in the past two decades to develop Hebrew songs.
And, there are some great Israeli songs with Hebrew lyrics, such as “Oriental Garden,” a song about the beauty of the ancient city of Jerusalem.
I highly recommend listening to this song, which is also available in English.
I also recommend watching the Hebrew documentary “Song and Dance: Israel’s Hidden Songs” (available on YouTube), which explores the fascinating history of Israeli Hebrew music.
It features songs from the Hebrew Bible, a book that was originally written in the eighth century BCE.
I hope you enjoy this article as much as I enjoyed writing it.