Today we have a 15-minute Music of Israel Music Lesson that comes from the full online courses called World Music for Elementary and A Folk Song a Week.
Music of Israel
First let’s listen to a very old (from ancient times) Israeli instrument made out of a ram’s horn called the shofar. You may download a free notebooking page of the shofar below.
Be sure to see the Hebrew for Homeschoolers online course at the end of this post!
Next, we will listen to and learn an Israeli song called “Hava Nagila.”
“Hava Nagila” is an Israeli folk song, with the title translated as “Let Us Rejoice.” It’s traditionally sung at Jewish celebrations such as weddings and bar mitzvahs.
“Hava Nagila” was composed in 1915 by Moshe Nathanson to encourage the revival of Hebrew as a spoken language by Jews.
Listen to “Hava Nagila” here.
“Hava Nagila” Lyrics:
Hava nagila ve-nismecḥa = Let us rejoice and be happy
Hava neranenah ve-nismecḥa = Let us sing and be happy
Uru, uru acḥim! = Awake, awake, brothers!
Uru acḥim be-lev sameacḥ = Awake brothers with a happy heart
Be-lev sameacḥ = With a happy heart
Click here for the Sheet Music.
Learn how to Pronounce “Hava Nagila”:
I want you to learn the correct pronunciation for the Hebrew in this song, please use this video:
Optional Activity: Learn to dance “Hava Nagila”
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Here is one more song, called “Shalom Chaverim,” for you to learn. It’s from the Hebrew for Homeschoolers online course that you can read more about (and enter to win!) below.
Download the Free Music of Israel Printable Pack
Giveaway of the online course Hebrew for Homeschoolers
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It’s time for Giveaway Wednesday! We are so excited to partner with Hebrew for Homeschoolers this month!
Ana is a homeschool mom of 3 and the creator behind They Call Me Blessed. She is passionate about Hebrew for so many reasons. The Old Testament was written in Hebrew and that is about 70% of the whole Bible. Jesus and His disciples read the Holy Scriptures and prayed in Hebrew daily.
“Hebrew is the best language to learn of all… no one can really understand Scripture without it.” – Martin Luther
Hebrew is the language of Moses, King David, and so many heroes of our faith. Learning Hebrew brings you into a much deeper understanding of the Bible and strengthens your faith.
Can you imagine you and your kids learning to read, write, and speak the very language of Jesus and our heroes of the Bible spoke? What if…
- This could unlock an amazing and much deeper understanding of the word of God?
- Learning Hebrew can open doors bigger than you could ever know in your life?
- This can bring you a personal revival like never before?
Here is what Hebrew for Homeschoolers for Beginners will teach you:
- The Alef-Bet (Hebrew alphabet)
- Basic vocabulary
- Biblical vocabulary
- Hebrew songs
In only 10 weeks you and your children will be able to read, write and speak Hebrew for beginners and have basic conversations. How fun will this be?
There are no other courses like Hebrew for Homeschoolers!
- Classes are self-paced and last about 60 minutes.
- This course is geared to the whole family, from the youngest to the oldest in the family.
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- And join our Facebook community for extra learning.
You can try out a FREE lesson and song here. Look for “Preview.”
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Thanks for the giveaway! Learning Hebrew would be very interesting! What a great course!
We love listening to The Blessing in Hebrew! This would be a great course to learn our Biblical roots also! Thanks for sharing with us!!
Valerie Tan says
Thank you for sharing this. We are doing devotionals that includes Hebrew words, and some background on Israel, and your sharing couldn’t be more timely 🙂
This is such a wonderful gift!