Music Video of the Moment: Six13 - Chai

To commemorate Yom Hazikaron, we present "Chai", an original song from our new album "Vol. 6: Thirteen".

Yom Hazikaron (Hebrew: יוֹם הַזִּכָּרוֹן‎; lit. "Day of the Memory")

Israel’s Independence Day is celebrated on the fifth day of the month of Iyar, which is the Hebrew date of the formal establishment of the State of Israel, when members of the “provisional government” read and signed a Declaration of Independence in Tel Aviv. The original date corresponded to May 14, 1948. In 2016, it falls on May 12.

Most of the Jewish communities in the Western world have incorporated this modern holiday into their calendars, but some North American Jewish communities hold the public celebrations on a following Sunday in order to attract more participation. In the State of Israel it is a formal holiday, so almost everyone has the day off.

"Especially in these trying times, we salute all those that have perished." -Six13

Words, music and arrangement by Mike Boxer
Lead vocals by: Rob Operman and Craig Resmovits
Edited by Jeff Eames
Mixed by Alex Green
Mastered by Dave Sperandio
Video montage by Eitan Rubin

Six13 Lineup:
Mike Boxer, Eric Dinowitz, Rob Operman, Craig Resmovits, Jacob Spadaro, Mordy Weinstein

Chai Lyrics:

Turn on the TV news, the same thing every day
More of our brothers in despair
Just for being Jews, their lives taken away
Just hearing is too much to bear

But through the misery, we find a way to smile
Despite not knowing where it ends
True to our history, we’ll make it through the trials
Because on this we can depend

Am Yisrael Chai
We will say the words together
Od Avinu Chai
With a faith that lasts forever
Raising hands up to the sky
As we stand and sing out “Am Yisrael Chai”

Am Yisrael Chai
Pouring out our fears and sorrow
Od Avinu Chai
It’s our hearts our voices follow
Not just only you and I
We’re a nation strong and Am Yisrael Chai

“From the river to the sea” lurk those who want us gone
Is this what we were chosen for?
Unfazed and dutifully we march and carry on
We still believe, “gam zeh yaavor”

Our honor won’t be sullied, our strength won’t be slain
And soon will dawn a bright new day
Eyal, Gilad, Naftali were not lost in vain
Their memories, and six million before, will lead the way

Am Yisrael Chai
We will say the words together
Od Avinu Chai
With a faith that lasts forever
Raising hands up to the sky
As we stand and sing out “Am Yisrael Chai”

Am Yisrael Chai
Pouring out our fears and sorrow
Od Avinu Chai
It’s our hearts our voices follow
Not just only you and I
We’re a nation strong and Am Yisrael Chai

Am Yisrael Chai
We will say the words together
Od Avinu Chai
With a faith that lasts forever
Raising hands up to the sky
As we stand and sing out “Am Yisrael Chai”

Am Yisrael Chai
Let our souls resound in chorus
Od Avinu Chai
For all those that came before us
And for every tear they cried
Hashem Echad, v’Am Yisrael Chai

"Six13, Volume 6: Thirteen" now available on iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vol.-6-thirteen/id980640985

About Six13
They’re driven by a mission to connect Jews around the globe with their heritage through music, anchored by a strong Jewish identity, and fueled by thumping beatbox, intricate arrangements, and soulful harmonies. Six13 is a six-man vocal band that brings an unprecedented style of Jewish music to the stage, with songs ranging from hip-hop dance tracks to rock anthems. The members of the New York City-based group sound like a full band – while using nothing but their voices.

Six13 is a national phenomenon both on the internet (with over 5 million views on YouTube) and in traditional media, with numerous appearances in national television and press, and with their music songs from their six award-winning album played on mainstream radio across the globe. They have been featured on Fox, ABC, CBS, in the Huffington Post, Jewish Week and NY Daily News, and were chosen three years running from hundreds of groups, both Jewish and secular, as finalists for casting on NBC’s hit prime-time television series The Sing-Off.

Official Website: http://www.six13.com/
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCekGB6Wu_kiDx81RerAiqdQ

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