Meet Singer Evyatar Banai’s Wife and Children (4-Minute Music Video)

Meet Singer Evyatar Banai’s Wife and Children (4-Minute Music Video)

Evyatar Banai, one of Israel’s most popular musicians, made news when he became religious and married his wife, Ruth, a Danish convert, 12 years ago, after meeting her at one of his concerts in New York City. If anything, since becoming religious, Evyatar Banai has become even more popular, with a huge following of religious as well as secular fans.

I suspect that Banai made this special video featuring a day in the life of his family in order to give his secular fans a rare peek at the inside of a religious life–a JewishMOM reading Tehilim, religious children riding bikes, challot baking in the oven, the Rebbe sitting above the piano– the works.

I still remember the first Shabbat I kept 24 years ago at the home of the brother of my Neve classmate–and I remember seeing the pastel colors of the Judean desert at sunset–it was the first time I ever saw the unique glow of holiness. Since becoming religious myself soon after that, I feel like much of my life glows with that holiness. And it is that glow, I think, that this rare video of the Banai home captures.

This song is called “I have something to lose.” I’m not translating the song, since what I really want to show you is this beautiful Torah-observant family and their home.


  1. Wow that is a good one!
    Thank you for sharing Chana Jenny!

  2. it’s calle Pergola. not “i have something to lose”

    the first words of the song are “I have something to lose”

  3. His music was better before he became religious

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