Learn to sing Sisu Vesimchu old version

From the Simchat Torah liturgical poems

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This version is the German-Jewish signature melody for Simchat Torah. It is sung throughout the holiday, in the Hallel prayer, for Shir Hamaalot, and, certainly, for this text in the Simchat Torah synagogue service.

The Words


Sisu Vesimchu B'simchat Torah
Ut'nu kavod laTorah
Ki tov sachra mikol sechora
Mipaz umip'ninim yekara
Nagil venasis b'zot haTorah
Ki hi lanu oz ve'ora
More text in the Jewish prayerbook

Rejoice and be merry on Simchat Torah
And give honor to the Torah!
For her reward is greater than any business,
More valuable than jewels.
We shall rejoice and be merry on Simchat Torah,
For it is for us strength and light.

The Jewish Music Recordings

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Sisu Vesimchu old version Popular Recordings

Sisu Vesimchu old version Here's Dudu Fisher with a straightforward rendition of the Israeli classic.