Song for the month of Kislev: Lo Yisa Goy

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

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.


One response to “Song for the month of Kislev: Lo Yisa Goy

  1. Pingback: The news out of Israel and Gaza, and the Song for the Month « CBI: From the Rabbi

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