Couples young and old heeded the call of famed singer Udi Davidi, sending in photos and film from their weddings to be used in a moving new music video released on Thursday, as part of his new seventh album "Orot Gvohim" (High Lights).
Davidi and his wife Lilach, who live in the Har Hevron region, worked together to compose their own soulful tune to the classic "Boi Kala" (Come Bride) written by Rabbi Shlomo Halevi Alkabetz in time for the summer wedding season.
The singer put out a request on Facebook and numerous couples responded by sending in pictures and video from their weddings, which were combined into a moving celebration of matrimonial sanctity.
Towards the end of the music video pictures from Davidi's own wedding with his wife Lilakh can be seen.
"A not so routine idea of one of the production staff members led to the new clip," Davidi said in explaining the music video, reports Kikar Hashabbat.
"It started from a simple post he put on the Facebook page, in which was written: 'Do you have a moving clip from your wedding video? Send it to us and maybe you too will be part of the new clip Boi Kala,'" he said.
The singer recalls that "a light concern passed through my mind when I saw the post. This isn't how you do a clip, I thought."
"But then the footage started to stream in, and it was so moving, so much 'the nation of Israel.' From all the edot (Jewish communities) and all stripes, in all types of styles, from all kinds of periods. Those who got married just now, and those who got married 40 years ago. Moving proposals and more, and the common thing among all of them were their eyes, which said it all."