Thursday, January 24, 2013

Euphonic Friday: Erev Tu B’Shvat Edition

In an ideal world, Friday Erev Tu B’Shvat would be a perfect time to post a rendition of the classic HaShkediyah Porachat. (A [particularly awkward] English translation is available here.)

But unfortunately, here in TRLEOOB*, our shkediyah (=almond tree) has always been a bit of a, ahem, late bloomer.

In fact, as you can see in the following picture, it doesn’t yet have a single flower:

IMG_0943As usual, feel free to click on the picture for a better view.

And so, it will be necessary to look elsewhere for today’s edition of “Euphonic Friday”.

As you may recall, it’s become somewhat of a tradition here on Our Shiputzim to post Shimi Tavori’s Mizrachi favorite Moshe this time of year, when the weekly Torah readings revolve around the Exodus from Egypt.

But this year, I think we’ll take it up a notch and post not one but - count ‘em! – two versions of this song:

First, the original version, complete with backup dancers (dressed relatively modestly – at least by today’s standards) shimmying (no pun intended…) incongruously to a song about Moshe Rabbeinu:

And second, a more recent, less grainy but also far less amusing :-)version (which also includes “Kinor David”):

!שבת שלום וט”ו בשבט שמח


*TRLEOOB=the real life equivalent of our blog

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