This song captures the eternal Jewish hope and prayer for the return to Jerusalem. Even though the Jewish people have technically returned to the city of Jerusalem, this song is still sung at many Jewish ceremonies, including the end of Yom Kippur prayer services, the end of the Passover Seder, and many Yom Ha’atzmaut and Yom Yerushalyim ceremonies, to show that the final redemption and the coming of the Messiah have still not occurred. This upbeat version, sung by Neshama Carlebach, has an onscreen translation of the Hebrew lyrics.
!לשנה הבאה בירושלים הבנויה
L’shana haba-a bi Yerushalayim Ha benuya!
Next year in the rebuilt Jerusalem!
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