web analytics
August 29, 2014 / 3 Elul, 5774
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat (L) visits the JewishPress.com booth at The Event. And the Winners of the JewishPress.com Raffle Are…

Congratulations to all the winners of the JewishPress.com raffle at The Event



Yaakov Shwekey Performs ‘A Song for Soldiers’ in Tel Aviv (Video)

“I’ve come to sing here tonight to show my gratitude to all the Israeli soldiers who work so hard to defend the Jewish state.”
Yaakov Shwekey performing live at his “Shir L’Chayalim“ (A Song for the Soldiers) concert in Tel Aviv, January 02, 2012.

Yaakov Shwekey performing live at his “Shir L’Chayalim“ (A Song for the Soldiers) concert in Tel Aviv, January 02, 2012.
Photo Credit: Mendy Hectman/Flash90

As a unique show of thanks to IDF soldiers, the Haredi superstar Yaakov Shwekey performed on Wednesday, January 2, in front of thousands of fans at Tel Aviv’s Nokia stadium in Yad Eliyahu, on a special night honoring IDF soldiers.

“I’ve come to sing here tonight to show my gratitude to all the Israeli soldiers who work so hard to defend the Jewish state,” Shwekey told the audience.

Shwekey also sang a new song that he composed especially to thank the for the soldiers for all that they do to make the country safe.

Shwekey’s most famous song is Rachem, composed by Pinky Weber. The lyrics are from the grace after the meal, asking God to have mercy on the Jewish nation and the city of Jerusalem. Shwekey described this song: “It’s a prayer. It’s not just a song. We connect with God and ask Him to have mercy.”

Back in August, 2007, Shwekey and singer Avraham Fried were scheduled to perform together in Jerusalem, in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the reunification of the city. Leading Haredi Rabbis signed forbidding participation in the event. Yaakov responded saying that he had permission from Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, and both Shwekey and Fried went on to perform at the concert.

About the Author: Anav Silverman is a regular contributor to Tazpit News Agency.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

3 Responses to “Yaakov Shwekey Performs ‘A Song for Soldiers’ in Tel Aviv (Video)”

  1. J Ruth Boyd says:

    Love it. God bless Israel and all who fight to protect it. Israel is the apple of God's eye.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Hamas chief Khalid Mashaal in Gaza
Mashaal Vows Cease-Fire a Step to New ‘Resistance’ War against Israel
Latest News Stories
Netanyahu meets with Congressional House Armed Services Committee member Howard Buck McKeon.

Netanyahu gets support from Congressmen on House Armed Services Committee

Jewish Entertainment 1

Some Chareidi entertainers thrilled the crowd on Jerusalem’s Ben Yehuda Street with some Jewish entertainment.    

Hamas chief Khalid Mashaal in Gaza

Hamas’ supreme leader Khaled Mashaal dashed any hopes of long-term peace with Israel in a speech in Qatar on Thursday in which he shot from the hip at Israel and also at his terrorist organization’s new partner, the rival Fatah movement headed by Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas. His lengthy speech in Qatar, which has […]

Many of the Syrian soldiers were not armed when ISIS captured and then slaughtered them.

Police are still working to confirm the identity of a body that was found by searchers hunting for missing yeshiva student Aharon Sofer.

Iconic pro-Israel comedian Joan Rivers is in critical condition following a throat procedure.

UN troops fled their posts along the Syrian-Israel border after they decided it was too dangerous for them to do their job.

In the wake of a 12th Israel-Gaza cease-fire, Britain’s Jews and Muslims have issued a joint call for peace.

The investigation shed light on the movements of the drug traffickers operating under Hezbollah’s direction in Lebanon and Israel.

Drug dealers suspected of aiding Hezbollah make inroads into Israel; smuggling attempts also included Jordan, Syria

No longer the Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as President of Turkey today. As a result, Erdogan will continue driving Turkey down his Islamic path for another 5 years, as Erdogan consolidates the power under the presidency. His foreign minister and ally, Ahmet Davutoğlu, will be taking over as Prime […]

IDF soldiers fired warning shots at a group of Gazans who approached the border fence near Nachal Oz. The group distanced itself from the fence, and there are no reports of injuries.

Only time PLO seems interested in justice for Palestinians is when Israel is involved

The United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) has come under increasing fire in recent weeks for aiding Hamas in the terror group’s war against Israel, with one advocacy group lodging a formal complaint against the organization. As evidence seems to continue to emerge of the use of the agency’s schools and clinics as Hamas storehouses, […]

Jews in Mariupol, Ukraine are trapped as rebels, Russians and Ukraine forces advance towards their city to fight for control.

More Articles from Anav Silverman, Tazpit News Agency
Engineering Corp soldier looking down a Palestinian-dug tunnel.

Hamas recently indicated to international press that it would continue building up its underground network while restocking arsenal, rockets and other weaponry

Shahar Shalev

“We are in vital need of men aged 18-60 who are willing to donate platelets.”

Israel continues to provide humanitarian assistance to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip no matter if Hamas is in a state of war or truce against the Jewish state.

A contingent of New York government officials and businessmen are spending three days in Israel on a unity visit this week.

The presence of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has begun to grow in the Gaza Strip, with both the PA and Israel convinced that followers of ISIS in Gaza have been responsible for some of the rocket attacks on Israel.

BGU Researchers Discover New Computerized Method to Profile Personalities of Political Leaders

    Latest Poll

    Do you think the FAA ban on US flights to Israel is political?






    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/yaakov-shwekey-performs-a-song-for-soldiers-in-tel-aviv-video/2013/01/03/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: