In honor of Yud Shevat a song has been written to one of the Rebbe’s Niggunim.
After Tzivos Hashem produced the “Tiku Bachodesh” video for the Elul rally, and it went viral, it proved to be something that adults and children liked and listen to over and over again. There was one unanimous request: “we want more.”
So Tzivos Hashem approached Rabbi Shloime Sternberg the writer of the “Tiku” song with the request, to write another song.
It took many long hours, but for the very first time young children (and children at heart) can know understand the meaning of the soulful niggun.
The song is song three times. The first time tells the story Shamiel, a King who lived high up in mountains, from where he ruled his kingdom with pride. He defeated his enemies in fight after fight, none could even come close because of his height. However that changed when they tricked him into a false call for peace, to which he agreed to come down, and when he did he was enslaved and imprisoned. Sitting in prison his pain knew no bounds, yet his spirit is high for he is confident and sure that he’ll be more victorious than before.
The second time the song is the Nimshul that Chassidim compared this story, to the story of the Neshoma, who was once standing as one with her father on high, serving him with fear and with love. The Neshama was safe and secure. Till it was sent down to the lowest of low, where countless distractions are drowning the soul. From there the Neshoma cries, how she longs for her source up on high. Yet she knows that this Yerida will bring her closer to Hashem than before.
The third time the song tells the story, how it relates to us today. Describing the times of the past, when the children had the zechus to participate in farbrengens and rallies, they would see and hear the Rebbe whose devotion to them was so easy to feel, and it made their hiskashrus so deep and so real. But then our connection was challenged by a darkness so strong, “Ad mosai, Hashem, this is it taking so long,” they cry.
“Yet the Rebbe leads us and guides us, as Chasidim we’re sure, the Rebbe is with us now more than before. We stand strong as devoted soldiers.”
The next stage was getting it produced, and Rabbi Yossi Cohen stood up to the plate. “You do wonderful work and I want to help,” Cohen said.
Cohen arranged all the music and practiced with his “kapelya” – an adult choir of young chassdim, then recorded in the studio, all at his own expense.
Then came the video. The first step was finding the right footage for each second of the song, and when needed, filming the rest.
Shamai Chein sat for hours on end editing it all together. Then to really take it to the next level Tzivos Hashem turned to Swish Media – Getzy and Moshe Raskin who continued to work on it for many more hours adding their magic touch.
And tonight in honor of Yud Shevat COLLIVE is proud to present the final product to you. Enjoy!