Song Commemorates Murdered Family, Salutes Surviving Daughter
Popular Israeli singer Amir Benayun recently got together with the children’s choir of Itamar and recorded with them a special song, which he composed for the observance of 30 days since five members of the Fogel family were murdered by terrorists in their Itamar home on March 11.
The song is called “Hitna’ari” (Shake yourself free), a phrase taken from the L’cha Dodi prayer sung on Friday evenings and which was used by Yochai Ben Yishai, brother of victim Ruth Fogel, during his eulogy at the funeral. The song is dedicated to the Fogels’ daughter, Tamar Fogel, who survived the terror attack.
One of the members of the choir was 11-year-old Yoav Fogel, brother of Tamar and one of those killed in the attack. The choir has been renamed Pirchei Yoav (Yoav’s flowers) in his memory.
Lyrics (translated from Hebrew):