The Song I Will be Singing this Israeli Memorial Day

The Song I Will be Singing this Israeli Memorial Day

Memorial Day is still several hours away, but I already feel the heaviness in the air, the grief that falls over the country like a cloud as we remember the 23,447 soldiers who gave their lives so I and my family and every Israeli can live securely in our homeland. This heartbreaking yet inspirational song, “A Single Human Tissue,” was performed by singers Yonatan Razel and Avraham Tal last Memorial Day, and captures how much we mourn with the bereaved families for their, our, fallen sons and daughters.

Lyrics in English and Hebrew below

A Single Human Tissue by Moti Hammer

When I die, something from me
will die within you

When you die, something from you in me,
Will die with you.

Because all of us
We are a single living human tissue
And if one of us leaves us
Something dies within us–
and something remains with him.

If we would know, how to calm
the hatred, if we would only know.

If we would know, if we would know how to quiet our fury
Despite our insults, to say “forgive me”
If we would know how to start over

Because all of us
We are a single living human tissue
And if one of us leaves us
Something dies within us–
and something remains with him.


רקמה אנושית אחת
חוה אלברשטיין
מילים ולחן: מוטי המר

כשאמות, משהו ממני, משהו ממני
ימות בך, ימות בך.

כשתמות, משהו ממך בי, משהו ממך בי
ימות איתך, ימות איתך.

כי כולנו, כן כולנו
כולנו רקמה אנושית אחת חיה
ואם אחד מאיתנו
הולך מעמנו
משהו מת בנו –
ומשהו, נשאר איתו

אם נדע, איך להרגיע, איך להרגיע
את האיבה, אם רק נדע.

אם נדע, אם נדע להשקיט את זעמנו (אם נדע להשקיט)
על אף עלבוננו, לומר סליחה.
אם נדע להתחיל מהתחלה.

כי כולנו…

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2 comments

  1. Rivkah Lipsker

    so touching!!
    we desperately need the geulah shleima to be reunited with all those who perished al kiddush hashem. an end to the twisted crazinessof this galus now!!

  2. That was powerful and so true

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