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Purim Songs

May 9, 2009 | by staff

Every Jewish holiday has its music, and Purim is no exception.

Learn the most popular Purim songs while listening to realaudio clips. Thanks to Rebbe Alter and Pirchei Purim and to Galpaz of Jerusalem for permission to use this music.

Click on the title to hear the song in RealAudio.

MisheNichnas Adar (Ta'anis 29a)

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When Adar arrives we increase our joy.

MisheNichnas Adar marbim b'simcha.

Shoshanas Yaakov (Purim Liturgy)

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The rose of Jacob was cheerful and joyous when they saw together the royal blue of Mordechai's [robe]. You have been their everlasting redemption, and their hope in every generation. To make known, that all who hope in you will not be embarrassed, and those who take refuge in You will never be humiliated. Cursed is Haman who sought to destroy me, blessed is Mordechai the Jew. Cursed is Zeresh, the wife of my tormentor, blessed is Esther [who acted] for me. May Charvonah also be remembered for good.

Shoshanas Yaakov tzahala v'simcha, birosam yachad techeles Mordechai. Teshuasam hayisa lanetzach, tikvasam b'chol dor vador. Lehodiya, shekol kovecha lo yevoshu, velo yicalmu lanetzach kol hachosim bach. Arur Haman, asher bikesh le'abdi, baruch Mordechai hayehudi. Arurah Zeresh, eshes mafchidi, beruchah Esther ba'adi, v'gam charvonah zachor latov.

Chag Purim

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Chag Purim, Chag Purim, chag gadol la Yehudim. Masechot v'raashanim, zemirot v'rakadim. Hava narisha, raash, raash, raash. Hava narisha - raash, raash, raash - b'raashanim.

The festival of Purim, the festival of Purim, a great festival for the Jews. Masks and noisemakers, songs and dancing. Let's make noise - noise, noise, noise - with noisemakers.

Kacha Yay'aseh (Esther 6:9)

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So will be done for a man that the King wants to honour.

Kacha yay'ase l'ish asher hamelech chafaytz bikaro.

Al HaNisim (Purim Liturgy)

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(And) for the miracles, and for the redemption, and for the mighty acts, and for the consolations, and for the battles that You performed for our forefathers, in those days, at this time.

Al hanisim, ve'al hapurkan, ve'al hagevuros, ve'al hateshuos, ve'al hamilchamos she'asisa la'avoseinu, ba'yamim hahem, ba'zeman hazeh.

VeNahafoch Hu (Esther 9:1)

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And the tables were turned, so that the Jews prevailed over their enemies.

Ve'nahafoch hu, asher yishletu haYehudim hemah besonayhem.

LaYehudim Hayesa Orah (Esther 8:16)

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And for the Jews there was light, and gladness, and joy and honor.

LaYehudim hayesa orah, v'simcha, v'sasson vi'ykar.

U Mordechai Yatza (Esther 8:15)

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And Mordechai went out from the King in royal clothes, and a golden crown.

U Mordechai yatza mi'lifnay hamelech bi'levush malchus, v'ateres zahav.

Chayav Inish (Talmud, Megilla 7b)

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A person is obligated to drink on Purim until they cannot differentiate...

Chayav inish le'besume, ad de lo yada.

Utzu Eitzah (Isaiah 8:10)

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They have devised schemes but they have been foiled, they have made declarations [against us], but they will not be fulfilled, because God is with us!

Utzu aytzah ve'sufar, dabru davar, ve'lo yakum, ki imanu Kel.


Many thanks to Rebbe Alter for the use of excerpts from his music. You can buy the complete cassette tape of Rebbe Alter and Pirchei Purim from Galpaz in Israel or in the US from Eichlers toll free 888-EICHLERS Anywhere else in the world call Eichlers at (718)258-7643

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