“Yona Matza” Pinny Schachter, Azarya & Luzy – Composed by Benzion Klatzko

Yona Matzah is another in a series of Shabbas zemiros that Rabbi Klatzko and the Klatzko family have composed to renew the love and spirit of Shabbos in their home. Two of the Klatzko children join Pinny Schachter together in this brand new uplifting zemer!

Composed by Rabbi Benzion Klatzko
Featuring a singing duet with Pinny Schachter, Azarya Klatzko and Luzy Klatzko
Yisrael Ament – Musical Arrangements
Violin – Miriam Hershkop
Produced by Rabbi Benzion Klatzko

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יוֹם שַׁבָּתוֹן
אֵין לִשְׁכּֽוֹחַ,
זִכְרוֹ כְּרֵֽיחַ
יוֹנָה מָצְאָה בוֹ מָנֽוֹחַ,
וְשָׁם יָנֽוּחוּ יְגִֽיעֵי כֹֽחַ.

הַיּוֹם נִכְבָּד
לִבְנֵי אֱמוּנִים,
זְהִירִים לְשָׁמְרוֹ
אָבוֹת וּבָנִים,
חָקוּק בִּשְׁנֵי
לֻחוֹת אֲבָנִים,
מֵרֹב אוֹנִים
וְאַמִּיץ כֹּֽחַ.

וּבָֽאוּ כֻלָּם
בִּבְרִית יַֽחַד,
נַעֲשֶׂה וְנִשְׁמָע
אָמְרוּ כְּאֶחָד,
וּפָתְחוּ וְעָנוּ
יְיָ אֶחָד,
בָּרוּךְ הַנּוֹתֵן
לַיָּעֵף כֹּֽח.

דִּבֶּר בְּקָדְשׁוֹ
בְּהַר הַמּוֹר,
יוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי
זָכוֹר וְשָׁמוֹר,
וְכָל פִּקּוּדָיו
יַֽחַד לִגְמוֹר,
חַזֵּק מָתְנַֽיִם
וְאַמֵּץ כֹּֽח.

הָעָם אֲשֶׁר נָע
כַּצֹּאן תָּעָה,
יִזְכּוֹר לְפָקְדוֹ
בְּרִית וּשְׁבוּעָה,
לְבַל יַעֲבָר בָּם
מִקְרֵה רָעָה,
כַּאֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּֽעְתָּ
עַל מֵי נֹֽחַ.
You, dear Shabbat,
are always here for me;
How fragrant
you linger in my awareness.
Noah’s dove found rest and so can we,
Weary ones from the toil of the week.Honored are you by us,
the believers,
Parents and children,
who keep you with zeal.
Powerful is its message
on the Tablets of stone;
We sing your praises
in prayer and at meals.When at the Mount Sinai
in covenant we pledged
We promised in one voice
to do and to listen,
Responding to Your challenge
we answered together:
You God are the One
who imbues us with strength.
Dear and Holy at SinaiYou spoke to us;
“Remember and Keep
this Day one of Seven,
When fully you keep
the Shabbat together,
You will be refreshed
and with vigor imbued.
How just like a lost sheep,
so aimless, you wandered
Remember the Shabbat
your promise and pledge
No evil will hurt you
if you keep the Shabbat
My rainbow will hold you
in safety forever.”

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