The great Avraham Fried owned the stage with his outstanding performance of hit song Yesh Tikvah at Oorah’s sixth annual Chanukah concert in Brooklyn College the first night of Chanukah. Over 2,000 Oorah family members crowded the theater for an incredible night of entertainment and inspiration.
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Yesh Tikvah: There is Hope
English Lyrics translated by Rabbi Eli Freidman
Look around, far and near
Where’s the joy, where’s the cheer
Why the fear, why the frown
Why the smile upside down
Shake yourself from the dust
Scrape your soul from the rust
Know that this too shall pass
For in G-d we trust
There is hope
If we sing our hope together
We have faith that is stronger than the terror
No despair, no dismay
Everything will be okay
He is with us night and day
Dry your tears
Take my hand, never fear
Let’s advance, side by side
And let’s cast our fright aside
Don’t forget all the love
That we have from Above
And you’ll see with the dawn
All the pain will be gone
Why am I unable to access Avraham Frieds singing of Yesh Tikva?
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Why can’t I access Avraham Frieds singing of Yesh Tikva?
Thanks for putting the English version on so that I can see what the words mean and now I love the song even more!!
So true, Yitty. I sang the song with the English lyrics and it really meant so much more to me, that I wasn’t just making up Hebrew words. Thank you, Oorah and Rabbi Eli Freidman for posting this video and the lyrics.
Kenneth/Kasriel Gaddy/ Gaddisays:
I did so much enjoy the wonderful time with the musical part of your page here. I rarely get to enjoy such spirited type of Music since Mordechai ben David retired. I also listen to Gaby ,another wonderful voice for Hashem. Shalom Aleikhem!