Songs of Longing on Israeli Radio
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Occasionally we hear a "crossover" song on secular Israeli radio - from religious Orthodox Jewish singers, into the Hebrew secular mainstream. One such singer is Yonatan Rzael, whose songs are being played on secular radio stations. His songs and others like them reveal the heart hunger in this nation, and a yearning for the God of Israel.
The heartbeat you hear in these songs is not a national sense of "God, save us from those pesky Iranians wanting to wipe us off the map", but rather a more deeply personal chord from the innermost being of the composer. The lyrics speak for themselves:
Va'ani Tfilati (My Prayer to You) by Y. Razel
But as for me my prayer is to You
This is little me
Bein Hazlilim (Between the Sounds) by Y. Razel
In between the sounds
Calling me to Himself
Or Chadesh (A New Light) by S. Rand
A new light will break into my room
And You will comfort us
My Father, my Father lengthen Your stride
Can you sense a stage of fulfillment of prayer and of prophecy?
"Israel, I the LORD, will lure you ... and speak gently to you ...
You will say 'Yes' to me as you did in your youth, when leaving Egypt ...
I will no longer even let you mention the names of those pagan gods that you called 'Master'.
I will say ... 'You are my people', and they will answer, 'You are our God'." Hosea 2:14-23 (CEV)
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