The Crying Bar Mitzvah Boy’s Song (4-Minute Moving Video)

The Crying Bar Mitzvah Boy’s Song (4-Minute Moving Video)

What a moving video…to see bar mitzvah boy Natanel Dabush crying with gratitude for his life and for Hashem’s closeness at difficult times. Several commentors on the YouTube video explain that Dabush has an incredible personal story: he grew up nearly blind, and after many failed attempts to restore his sight over the years, he finally regained his vision shortly before his bar mitzvah. This boy has drawn a lot of attention–this video has received over half a million views. But when I’m watching him, I’m also thinking about the parents who are managing to raise a boy with such profound emuna and such a sensitive and good heart. Mazal tov!

Forgive me, Father, because I have sinned against you
Forgive all my crimes
On the days that I forgot You, you were always in my life
All of the paths that I took you were actually the candle for my feet lighting the way
I was blind and didn’t see beyond what my eyes saw

The King, King of Kings, thank you for life
for happiness, tears, and laughter
Also when it’s hard sometimes
At those times you are never far away

Also when I walked on paths of darkness
I trusted in You, my L-rd
For the second half, a boy and a girl
Thank you, also, for endless joy
Thank you for the holidays
For the Shabbat that guards
That will never end forever
Every day that passes on my path to Heaven
I have kept you in sight.

The King, King of Kings, thank you for life
for happiness, tears, and laughter
Also when it’s hard sometimes
At those times you are never far away

מלכי המלכים
אייל גולן
מילים: עדי כבירי
לחן: נאור סינואני

סלח לי אבי כי חטאתי לך
מחול לי על כל פשעי
גם בימים ששכחתי אותך
היית תמיד
בחיי
בכל הדרכים שהלכתי בעצם
היית לי נר לרגליי
הייתי עיוור לא ראיתי מעבר
למה שהביטו עיניי

מלך מלכי המלכים תודה על חיים
על אושר על בכי על צחוק
גם כשקשה לפעמים גם אז אלוקים
אתה לעולם לא רחוק

גם כי אלך ודרכי חשוכה
בטחתי בך אלוקיי
על חצי שני על בכור וילדה
תודה גם על אושר בלי די
תודה על חגים
על שבת ששומרת
שלא יגמר לעולם
כל יום שעובר בדרכי לגן עדן
שיוויתי אותך מול
עיניי

מלך מלכי המלכים…

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5 comments

  1. Can you please interview his mother?!? What were her secrets?

    Thank you!

  2. i was told that he was blind until shortly before his bar mitzvah, which, if true, would explain both the song choice, as well as the level of emotion.

    • JewishMom

      unbelievable, do you know where you read that? could you post the link?

      • i believe it was on the youtube comment section…at least two people commented about that. of course, this is hearsay, but it would explain the level of emotion.

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