Despite all efforts, COVID-19 has engulfed the globe. We are confronted once more with the fragility of our lives, and again we are reminded of our common humanity and our common existence under one G-d. Growth in holiness doesn’t happen only when times are relatively calm and peaceful; often, we grow in G-d’s likeness when we are called to love in extraordinary ways, as surely, we are being challenged to do in these days.
International star Shea Rubenstein, together with youth sensation Noam Bornstein, propels audiences to beseech and seek out comfort and strength from the Almighty in their emotionally heartfelt song titled “Hatei,” which asks Hashem to have compassion for his nation and the world.
With the unique combination of Shea’s powerful bravado coupled with Noam’s soulful delivery, “Hatei,” is transformed into a powerful ballad, which strikes a chord to your inner soul. The song manages to faithfully portray the deepest emotions inherent in the lyrics, which originate from Daniel 9:18: “Turn your ear to us Hashem, open Your eyes and see our desolation, Have compassion for Your people ,have pity for Your inhabitants, please have mercy with Your great grace.” Despite being written in the fifth century, no doubt these words are applicable today more than ever.
To further enhance the message, this poignant song was produced into a meaningful, inspirational music video that portrays what so many are experiencing today – the contrast of desolation, vulnerability, empty shuls, and vacant yeshivos with the sentiments of strong family unity, meaningful prayer, and remarkable acts of chessed. It is precisely these stories of compassion – of people helping each other against the odds, of singers bringing concerts to the streets on moving floats, of children visiting their grandparents through a glass barrier, and simply everyday people going out of their way to help save lives, that give us all the hope and strength to be resilient and burst open the gates of the heaven with our pleas.
Shea has been making his way up the charts and has performed in concerts and festivals throughout the globe. He also collaborated on many projects with leading Israeli and Jewish superstars like Gad Elbaz, Nissan Black, Avraham Fried, and many more. Noam Bornstein, only 11 years old has been on the music scene for the last three years. He performed and appeared in music videos alongside Gad Elbaz, Lipa, Nissan, Meir Kay, and others. Noamis pleased to team up with Shea Rubenstein, and take part in this emotionally moving music video, which is directed and produced by the talented Zvika Bornstein. “Hatei” asks Hashem to look down, listen, and see all the extraordinary acts of kindness in the face of fear and uncertainty while simultaneously giving us the message of unity and hope.
Song composed by: Ari Schonfeld
Vocals: Shea Rubenstein
Produced by: Born Entertainment
Directed by: Zvika Bornstein
Director of photography: Avi Scheinberg
Shea Rubenstein, Noam Bornstein, Nahum Shemesh, Chani Hollander, Shmully Rubenstein, Yossi Rubenstein, Ohad Bornstein, Zvika Bornstein
Edited by: Avi Scheinberg, Graphics: Lior Afuta, Colorist: Avi
Schinberg Concept: zvika Bornstein Associate producer: Shmully
Rubenstein Executive producer: Shea Rubenstein Song composed by : Ari
Schonfeld Musical producer: Zvika Bornstein Musical arrangement: Nochi
Krohn Vocals: Shea Rubenstein, Noam Bornstein Electric guitar: Dror
Bennet Synthesizers: Nochi Krohn Strings: David Bain, Jose Martinez
Vocals Arrangement: Ed Boyer Mixing: Amit Ben Arar,
Mastering: Dale fields
The White Shul, Yeshiva of South Shore, Shomrim, NYUJ, Mayan Yisroel
This song is available on all digital music platforms, including,
Apple Music – https://music.apple.com/us/album/hatei-single/1516923864?uo=4&app=apple+musici
Tunes – https://music.apple.com/us/album/hatei-single/1516923864?uo=4&app=itunes
Google play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Shea_Rubenstein_Hatei?id=B3sdb3y5vp5m6qyf2hsvbn2cpgy
Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/22oSmu9TkNMapKpGTyRu4h
Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B089Q36M5Y
Follow Shea Rubenstein on Social media:
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/SheaRubenstein
Facebook – Facebook.com/shearubenstein
הטה אלוקי אזנך ושמע, פקח את עיניך וראה שוממותינו.חמול על עמך, רחם על נחלתך, חוסה נא כרוב רחמיך.
Tilt your ear my God and hear, open your eyes and see, our
desolation.Have compassion for your people. Have pity for your
inhabitants. Please Have mercy with your great grace.
(Daniel 9 – 18)
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