The words – If I forget thee O’Jerusalem – are customarily sung at Jewish weddings around the entire world.
Traditionally, Im Eshkachech is sung in a somber tune to remind us of the destruction of our Holy Temple. The vision of this song is to rather create a hopeful feeling of joy, yearning and anticipation for the rebuilding of our Holy Temple – speedily in our days. This rendition is unique for so many reasons. The upbeat tune coupled with the powerful imagery of powerful Jerusalem scenes brings one to an elevated state when watching.
Derech Achim (The Way of Brothers) is a Jewish folk band based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Made up of two brother-in-laws, Derech Achim began with a vision to inspire people around the world to relate to music as a means of genuine spiritual connection. Using a diverse palette of musical genres, the sincere goal is to compose music that first moves your soul before it moves your body.
This song was chosen by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat as the official song for Yom Yerushalayim – Jerusalem Day – 2017!