SING IN HEBREW, SONGS SUNG BY CAPTIVE SOVIET JEWS AND BY FREE JEWS IN ISRAEL
🎵 A music lesson: sing in Hebrew, and discuss the lyrics meanings and source.
(The lesson have the words in English, Transliteration and in Hebrew. )One was sung by Soviet Jews, trapped in the USSR: “Blue and White are the colors of my land, for now and ever after”.
The other was sung by Jews in Israel:
“Won’t you ask after, O Zion, the weal of your captive?”
Talk about the meaning of the songs, learn how to sing at least one of them, have your students sing it in a conference video call, and take a video of the screen with your phone to apply. www.refusenikproject.org/lesson_plans/hebrew-songs/
Nick Greene of Valley Beth Shalom Synagogue, who applied the Grant Giveaway before the Corona Virus came to the USA, told us about the students reaction: “This lesson was perfect for our students. As 8th and 9th graders, music is an integral part of their lives. For them, culture is indeed the driving force for the world around them, and music can be considered their most important cultural aspect. We learned the song “Kachol Ve-Lavan” and sang it as a class. Some students are more advanced than others in Hebrew, but none are fluent speakers, so we spent time going over all of the words and dissecting the importance of each line. By the end, each student felt that they had a connection to the lyrics and in turn, the Refuseniks whom championed them. It takes a lot for thirteen and fourteen year olds to be vulnerable, and singing a song they aren’t familiar with is certainly a vulnerable situation. The fact that they sang with gusto and pride proves that they connected to the lesson and of course their Refusenik brothers and sisters.”