Alex Bodnar

Jewish Music World Unites to Sing with Yitzi:

Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz, is a father of seven, living with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Despite being 95% paralyzed, unable to speak or swallow, somehow Rabbi Yitzi manages to be happier than most of the people on this planet.

As observant Jews, we believe in Divine Providence, we believe that everything is for the good. But, its one thing to believe it, its entirely different to live it in the face of one of life’s unfathomable challenges

Rabbi Yitzi is living it. And every person that has the privilege to come in contact with him personally or read his extraordinary weekly blog, comes away inspired to a deeper connection with our Father in heaven.

We live in a “celebrity” obsessed society.

Yitzi however, is a genuine celebrity. The kind you want to get a selfie with, read his incredible weekly blog or if you’re lucky, get to spend some time with him.

I hope these short videos will introduce the inspiration that is Yitzi, to people around the world.

Shine a Little Light” – Written & Composed by Yitzi Hurwitz
Original vocals and guitar by Yitzi at the opening and closing of the song. Recorded on Yitzi’s cell phone in 2008.

You can help Yitzi and his family shine a little light by giving what you can at
To read Yitzi’s inspiring weekly blog please visit

Produced & Directed by Chaim Marcus
Artists & cast in order of appearance:

Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz, or “Yitzi” in his home, Los Angeles, California, 2016
Alex Clare, London, England
Original vocals and guitar by Yitzi
Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz, at his wedding, Brooklyn, New York, 1996
Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz, Camp Gan Israel, Montreal, Canada 1992
Benny Friedman, Bushwick, NY
Yossi Green, Seagate, NY
MBD, Seagate, NY
8th Day, LA, California
Rabbi Baruch Chait, LA, California
Yehoram Gaon, Tel Aviv, Israel
Rivi & Eli Schwebel, Dumbo, NY
Gad Elbaz, Tel Aviv, Israel
Eli Marcus, Williamsburg, NY
Avraham Fried, Brooklyn NY
Yehuda Green, Williamsburg, NY
Boruch Sholom Blesofsky, Bushwick, NY
Maccabeats, NY, NY
IDF Pikud Haoref, Jerusalem, Israel
IDF Givati, Israel
Students from Harkham Hillel, Los Angeles, CA
Campers from CGI NY
Campers from Camp Rayim with Benny Friedman
Campers from Camp HASC with 8th Day
Isaac Bitton, Bushwick NY
Yitzi & Dina’s sons: Moshe, Eli Chaim, Mendel & Shalom Hurwitz, Hollywood CA

Dedicated with love to Yitzi & Dina Hurwitz


Can’t you see
I’m trying to be
All that you
want of me

But it’s so cold now
It’s so dark here
What could I do
It’s not very clear


Shine a little light
Show us the way
Lead us to
a brighter day

Shine a little light
Show us the way
Lead us to a brighter day

If I’m a little light
You’re a little light
Together we are
So very bright

A little light here
A little light there
See the smiles
It’s so very clear



When we stand together as one,
there’s nothing that we cant do
so lets lead the way,
to a brighter day
and the whole world will join along

We can bring a brighter day
for everyone,
it’s only up to me and you
we can see it, we all believe it,
so let us shine our light right now..


Shine a little light
Show us the way
Lead us to
a brighter day

Shine a little light
Show us the way
Lead us to a brighter day

Credits for New Track
Producer: Chaim Marcus
Arrangements & Mix: Eli Lishinsky
Additional Guitars: Alex Bodnar
Bridge Lyrics: Yitzi Hurwitz & Bentzi Marcus
With special thanks to Avraham Fried, Eli & Bentzi Marcus and Yossi Green.

Yitzi’s story

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