Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Bar Yohai - בר יוחאי

Lag Ba'omer marks the end of the mourning period for the students of Rabbi Akiva. In addition it is also the Hilula or Rabbi Shimon bar Yohai. Songs about Rbi Shimon were composed throughout the generations by many tzadikim.
Here are 3 songs for your enjoyment.

This is the traditional song of Rabbi Shimon bar Yohai, sung in a traditional Moroccan melody.


This song was composed by Rabbi Yaakob Abuhatzeira in honour of Rbi Shimon. I adapted a Sahli tune to the words from the songs "Yadecha Tanheni" then switched the tune to "Mezulzelet"



Last we have this song composed by the Ben Ish Hai in honour of Rbi Shimon. I put the tune of Sha'ar Petah Dodi to the words.

May the merit of Rabbi Shimon bar Yohai protect all of Klal Yisrael, Amen.

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