You may have noticed the crescent moon waxing in the sky; the month of Kislev began a few days ago. And here, slightly belatedly, is our Song for the Month of Kislev! This is one I learned as a kid at Jewish summer camp, and it’s one of my favorites.
The text comes from Isaiah 2:4: “And nation shall not lift up sword against nation, nor shall they learn war anymore.”
The words are
לֹא-יִשָּׂא גוֹי אֶל-גּוֹי חֶרֶב, וְלֹא-יִלְמְדוּ עוֹד מִלְחָמָה.
Lo yisa goy el goy cherev
Lo yilm’du od milchamah.
If you can’t see the embedded audio player, or if you just want a copy of the song on your own computer / ipad / ipod / etc, you can download the mp3 directly from the url https://congregationbethisrael.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/loyisagoy.mp3
We’ll sing this song at Shabbat services this coming weekend, and at other times during the month of Kislev. May its promise become truth, speedily and soon.