Learn to sing Bashana HaBa'ah

Music by Nurit Hirsh, lyrics by Ehud Manor

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Eternally optimistic, the Jewish People continue to dream of a world of peace. It will happen, maybe by next year!

The Words


Bashana haba'ah neshev al hamirpeset
Venispor tziporim nodedot
Yeladim bechufsha yesachaku tofeset
Bein habayit ulvein hasadot
Od tireh od tireh
Kama tov yiheyeh
Bashana bashana haba'ah (2x)
Anavim adumim yavshilu ad ha'erev
Veyugshu tzonenim lashulchan
Veruchot redumim yisu el eim haderech
Itonim yeshanim ve'anan
Od tireh od tireh...
Bashana haba'ah
Nifros kapot yadayim
Mul ha'or hanigar halavan
Anafa levana
Tifros be'or k'nafayim
Vehashemesh tizrach betochan
Od tireh od tireh...

Next year we will sit on the porch
And count all the birds
Children on vacation will play catch
Between the house in the fields
You will see how good it will be
Next year
Red grapes will ripen by evening
And be served cold to the table
Pleasant breezes will blow on to the roads
Old newspapers and clouds
Next year we will spread out our open hands
Into the bright white light
A white branch will spread force in light its wings
And the sun will rise in their midst


The Jewish Music Recordings

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Bashana HaBa'ah Popular Recordings

Bashana HaBa'ah Superb klezmer lively version by the Alexandria Kleztet.
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Bashana HaBa'ah Sit back and enjoy this peaceful piano solo from Jon Simon.
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Bashana HaBa'ah Next Year: The JewishFunkeyMonkeys. Those kids are adorable, this is catchy!
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Bashana HaBa'ah Angel City Chorale sing in rich harmonies at a reflective tempo. Quite beautiful.
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Bashana HaBa'ah Lively take by David and the High Spirit
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