Neo-Hasidic superstars ‘Zusha’ revolutionize Israel’s national anthem

The Israeli National Anthem predates the State of Israel.

Naftali Hertz Imber, a Jewish poet from the area of Ukraine which at the time was called Galicia, wrote the anthem.

The words are quite romantic and harbor dreams of longing for the thousands of years of the Jewish people’s longing to return back to the Land of Israel.

It was such a hit that already back in 1897.   During the 1st Zionist Congress at which Theodore Herzl was the leader of the Zionist movement, they chose it as the anthem.

This song crossed all continents. Zionistic youth groups in Europe, America, Africa, South America, and Australia sang it.  They all expressed their longings to the Land of Israel through the song.

What is seemingly the main problem with this anthem is the lack of God’s name in the anthem.

Perhaps what these talented musicians have done in this rendition of the anthem is bring the soul back to the song.

Bring god back into the song where it so clearly belongs.

After all, what is the soul of a Jew, if not his Godliness, his essential essence – which is a product of God’s creation.

LYRICS

As long as in our hearts,
Inwards
The Jewish soul,
Aflutter
And towards the corners of the East,
Forward
Gazing towards Tzion,
Looking forward to the future

Not yet has the hope been lost

Zusha

Zusha music is always unique – to say the least

They once even produced a song called Darth Vader’s Niggun in honor Star Wars.

They described it as: ” elevating the dark side….”

Another one of their dandies is titled, “Mashiach” which means Messiah.

The entire video is filmed in 3 locales – at a train station, in a train, and on the streets of New York.

Although the “set” is rather simple, the video quality is excellent.

Most of all, the music is simply awesome – great rhythm and beat.

Published: February 8, 2018
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