This site is dedicated to the memory of Vera Levin-Rinat

Born Harbin China 1929
Died Melbourne Australia 2001

Her lifelong love for Hebrew song inspired this site.

On this page:
Publisher's Message

We thank all our readers for your positive feedback.

Hebrew is constantly a work in progress.

This means some of the translations are not yet complete, or not yet as good as we'd like them to be, while other details are still to be researched.

But the response from lovers of Hebrew song from all over the world has been so overwhelming,
that we are grateful for all of the songs our readers have sent to us, including links to songwords on other web sites.

Over time we will correct and fine-tune.

As we say on our Noticeboard, all corrections and amendments are happily received.

Meanwhile, please enjoy the first stages of our wonderful project.

Aura Levin Lipski

The origins of this site:
" Shir Verikud"

This site is an index of song lyrics which have been transliterated and translated from the Hebrew for the enjoyment of our readers worldwide.
The kernel for this project began in 1995, when a dance teacher in Melbourne Australia, Chana Shuvaly, led popular classes called "Shir VeRikud".
She transliterated and translated the words of popular Israeli dance songs which made the lyrics accessible to Israeli dancers throughout Melbourne.
Most dancers were not Hebrew speakers, so it was a great boon for them to understand the words to the dances they were enjoying.

The folders of song words lay dormant for a few years in Aura's cupboard.

Aura Levin Lipski is a professional singer, songwriter and concert performer in English and Hebrew. She was one of Chana's original students in the Shir VeRikud classes, and realised that this was a wonderful resource that should be reintroduced - but now via the net.

Aura and Chana rekindled the project, and here it is now, vastly expanded, for you to share and enjoy.
Our song list is constantly expanding.

Please feel free to browse your old Shironim and send us lyrics to upload.

Your name will be acknowledged on your song's page.
Legal Disclaimer

Hebrew is an information and education website that is not run for profit.

Its sole purpose was to revive the hundreds of Hebrew Songs that can be found in Youth movement Shironim (song books) around the world. Many of these books are in cupboards or collecting dust on shelves.

Every reasonable effort has been made to track down the authorship of the lyrics and music of each song on this site.

In those cases where no attribution is given, this is because our search for authorship was unsuccessful.

Similarly, we have attributed the sources of all audio files and the website links of the sites which have provided them.

Hebrew is ready to add any further information on any song or audio file available through our site.

We encourage all interested readers to purchase original songbooks, in English or Hebrew, where available, and we provide the links to direct them to all the major Jewish music publishing sites worldwide.

Where possible, we also provide the link on each song page to the CD on which the song is located so our readers can purchase the music and keep supporting Jewish and Israeli composers.

Please email Hebrew with any queries or suggestions.

Aura Levin Lipski, Publisher
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