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Arutz Sheva TV Presents: New Purim Song for Kids (& Everyone)

Arutz Sheva's children section records a brand new song in honor of Purim.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 3/20/2011, 11:36 AM / Last Update: 3/21/2011, 2:05 AM

In honor of Purim, the team of Arutz Sheva Hebrew's children’s section, “Yeladudes”, decided it was time to provide children with something new, fresh, and musical. Rabbi Shlomi and Yoni, together with musician Matti Shriki, entered the recording studio and subsequently went on location to film. The result is a video clip which leaves space for some of the classical Purim songs and aspires to provide a good dose of learning in a fun way.

The “Yeladudes” section on Arutz Sheva’s Hebrew website offers children of all ages content that is both kosher and interactive. The section's flagship program is “Storytelling with Rabbi Shlomi”, during which young viewers are exposed to Hasidic stories from a great variety of communities and places in the Jewish world. Does the musical field open up new possibilities for the program? “We hope that this is the beginning of a tradition,” says the Yeladudes team. We at the English site hope that we will have our own Yeladudes-in-English one of these days. Let us know what you think.

And here are the words of the song:

Boys and girls!
We’re here with you wishing you a happy Purim
And remember EVERYTHING…Always in Joy
Let's begin!

I sense it..I feel it..here it is a’coming
Don’t know if there’s anyone who hasn’t heard it
Every city, every village and every settlement
They all know it and know it well

Now’s the time for a smile on your face
A smile that will stay there forever
Ok now everybody show me your teeth
With a smile that will light up the heavens

Now is the time Now is the season
With lots of strength and lots and lots of joy
Let’s just check out the calendar
Yup that’s right..You know the tune.

The story is known to every boy and girl
But we remind ourselves each year
That in spite of the “HaShem’s hiding” HaShem is with us always
How He saved us from…Nah..we won’t name him right now

Mordechai was not afraid and stuck to his faith
The Yehudi, we all call him..what a great soul
He did not bow and did not bend
And what happened in the end…what a joy!

So how do we celebrate? How do we rejoice?
How do Jews show they are happy?
Balloons.. cakes.. maybe some prizes?
Those are nice but listen to what we do

Presents for the poor given in joy
To those who have not and need every penny
For everything we have we have from Hashem
So that we could share with those who are in need

Presents for our neighbors we will pack and wrap
We will make joyful Jews who are close and who are far
Waffles krembo and everything else
A little present but oh how it unites

The megila is heard, don’t miss a word
Every detail story critical to the plot
We’ll learn how Hashem is there all the time
The openly King who rules in all the world

A feast we will make with our family and friends
With what we learned about Purim
In the moment of victory over our enemies
It is the Torah that they committed to keep and remember

It is not only about the past but for today and tomorrow
We will pray to Hashem that He will not be hidden
So that the great victory the Jewish people experienced
We will see in our days in every part of our lives

It is not only about the past but for today and tomorrow
We will pray to Hashem that He will not be hidden
So that the great victory the Jewish people experienced
We will see in our days in every part of our lives

From bad to good, from darkness to light
It can all turn around, we need to remember
So let us end with a prayer to Hashem
That He pours unto us great and good kindness