By COLlive reporter
The recent bloody wave of terror attacks in the streets of Israel and the tragic scenes that followed can easily subside the memory of the Har Nof Synagogue Massacre which happened less than a year ago.
Jewish music superstar Mordechai Ben David Werdyger is using a song to remind you of that horrific event – and more importantly, remind Hashem of it.
The new single that was composed after two Palestinian men entered the Kehilat Bnei Torah synagogue in Jerusalem and attacked the praying congregants with axes, knives, and a gun on 18 November 2014.
Composer Eli Klein was present at the emotional funeral. “Klein returned from the funeral and this melody was crying out to him from the piano,” Mordechai Ben David said.
The melody is based on the Avinu Malkeinu prayer, asking Hashem to “Nekom nikmas dam avodecha” (avenge the vengeance of Your servant’s blood.)
Mordechai Ben David said he has been in recent weeks for a few performances and recordings for his upcoming album. “Like anyone who’s in Israel these days, I’ve found myself in a sensitive and tense security situation,” he says.
“When I heard this song, it gave me a pang and we immediately recorded it,” MBD said and noted that it was symbolic that it was released in the week following the death of the 6th victim of Har Nof – Rabbi Chaim Yechiel Rotman, HY”D.
Mordechai Ben David – Nekom
Composed by Eli Klein
Musical Production: Eli Klein & Yitzy Berry
Voices: Shira Choir & Weinberger Brothers
Recorded: @MG Studio
Stills: Baruch Ezagui
Design: Israel Silberberg