This rabbi’s version of a Jewish music staple honors Yom HaShoah


Rabbi Noah Diamondstein

Rick Recht, Special To The Jewish Light

This week we observe Yom HaShoah and commemorate the unimaginable amount of lives lost during the Holocaust. The Hannah Senesh poem “Eili, Eili” is a powerful reminder that life goes on, and this timeless setting of these words by David Zehavi (covered here by Rabbi Noah Diamondstein) has become such a staple in Jewish music for the way it honors the sadness while being eternally hopeful.  

Noah Diamondstein‘s stirring cover of “Eili, Eili” reminds us why this is such a powerful song of both remembrance and hope.
This year, as we commemorate Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Remembrance Day under unusual circumstances, we feel the words of Hannah Senesh’s prayer even more deeply.
And in other life-affirming news, Noah and his wife, Marnie, just became parents! Mazel tov!

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