When talented singers and musicians collaborate to produce a special rendition of a traditional Shabbat eve song, and set it to the melody of a popular English-Irish ballad, the result can be beautiful.
That's what happened when Israeli singer Ohad Moskowitz got together with The Kinderlach, a group of seven pre-teen boys from all over Israel, and Daniel Ahaviel, a British klezmer violinist who made aliyah to Israel in 1988, and sang the song Eishet Chayil at a wedding.
Eishet Chayil is usually sung at home on Friday night before the Shabbat meal is served. Traditionally, a husband sings the song to his wife, extolling her virtues, and expressing thanks for all that his wife has done for him and their family.
The version in this video bypasses the traditional melody, and instead is set to the melody of You Raise Me Up, which has an interesting history.
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