Monday, April 23, 2012

Hu Yivarech - A Song for the Soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces


Tomorrow evening is the start of Yom Hazikaron, a day of remembrance of the soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces who fell in the creation of the State of Israel and its defense. At dusk Wednesday evening the solemnity of Yom Hazikaron segues into the outpouring of joy and festivity that marks Israel's 64th Independence Day, Yom HaAtzmaut.

Dov Hoschander, known professionally as DOV, has written and sung Hu Yivarech - A Song for the IDF Soldiers, a  prayer for their safety, and the well being of all mankind, which should serve to inspire each of us to keep the brave men and women of the IDF in our hearts and minds and to give them support and remain strong.

DOV received a yeshiva day school education from the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County and spent his summers in various summer camps (Hillel, Nesher, Achva). DOV began his professional career singing with Tizmoret, the Queens College a cappella group, of which he became president and led his team in countless performances across the tri-state area.  

It was not long after he joined, that he was asked to sing with Kol Zimra, The Shabbatones, B’samim, and Harmonia. Traveling to perform across the United States, DOV began to make a name for himself. He was chosen to solo for Six13 as they sang at Jewish Heritage Day in Shea Stadium, a highlight of his musical career. DOV has also performed at Lincoln Center, and was runner up in a Disney World vocal competition.

Here is DOV's music video Hu Yivarech. Enjoy!

(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS:  THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS.  YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)