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Behind Shwekey’s Vehi Sheamda That Almost Wasn’t

The powerful composition on "Vehi Sheamda" by Yonatan Razel almost got lost in the mix over 15 years ago, Jewish music star Yaakov Shwekey tells COLlive.com. The story behind this beloved anthem of hope. Full Story, Video

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This is silly
April 25, 2024 8:18 pm

Since YonatanRazel also recorded this so at least some people would know about this song. Yes the Shwekey live version with him was great but come on. Razel is an excellent performer in his own right so this seems rather provincial to say.

Wouldn't be as famous
Reply to  This is silly
April 26, 2024 12:05 am

How many songs do you know that yonatan sang?

The point isn't about whether it would have been f
Reply to  Wouldn't be as famous
May 1, 2024 2:24 am

I’m familiar with quite a lot of his songs. Tht point is the song is an excellent song with or without him. Maybe not in the tri state area but Razel is well known in Israel, and this article reflects a myopic and provincial outlook.

Yy Cover
April 25, 2024 9:15 pm

Yacov Young did a live performance last year, I think its on YouTube absolutely phenomenal

Because
April 25, 2024 9:43 pm

The Sheweky himself is probably one of the best singers and Jewish dancers
But where is th jacket

Shwekey
April 26, 2024 1:13 am

Before shwekey hit the music scene, he sang with his yeshiva ” band”.(early 1990’s) We made a chuppa/ wedding for a couple from Russia, that hadn’t had a kosher chuppa at our Chabad house, and he sang with the band as a chessed at the wedding. Little did we know, that he would be one of the top Singers in the Jewish world one day.

Monumental
April 26, 2024 3:00 am

Schwekey’s V’hi She’amda and Abie Rotenburg’s Acheinu are arguably the most universally accepted songs in the Jewish world from over the past few decades.

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