Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hevenu Shalom Aleichem Around The World: A Korean Version

We've been bringing you international interpretations of Hava Nagila, Adon Olam, and Abanibi during the past year.  Now we're starting a new series of versions of the popular Hebrew song, Hevenu Shalom Aleichem, as they are being sung in unexpected locations.

Hevenu Shalom Aleichem may be catching on because of its message of bringing peace, or maybe it's just appealing as a catchy tune, but nevertheless we were surprised to see how performers in so many countries are taking to it.

In this video, a Korean ensemble really gets into the spirit with singing and dancing, and, if you watch past the 3 minute mark, you will see and hear the most popular YouTubed Hebrew song sung once again in yet another country.  Enjoy!

(A tip of the kippah to Marshall Hurwitz for bringing this video to our attention.)


  1. in the middle of a shiur chronicling the prohibition of Korei'a on Shabbath, interestingly enough.

    Not many folks are aware of Korean Jewry, although Kaifeng Jews and B'nei Menashe are gaining considerable traction.