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Shira Choir Sing “Im Hashem Lo Yivneh Bayis”


The group are well known for their brilliant recreations of Jewish classical music, producing intricate melodies and delivering their music flawlessly.

This video showcases the true power of music and the human voice. The performance is from a choir called “Shira Choir” who sing at their dinner table a vocal-only version of “Im Hashem Lo Yivneh Bayis” – be warned, this song can easily get stuck in your head all day!

The lyrics to this haunting melody translate to the following:
“Except the LORD build the house,1
they labour in vain that build it;
except the LORD keep the city,
the watchman waketh but in vain.
Behold, He that keepeth Israel
doth neither slumber nor sleep,
doth neither slumber nor sleep,
He that keepeth Israel.”


Shira Choir’s powerful dinner time performance has racked up millions of views online and it’s not surprising really, it’s definitely not something you’ll hear every day. The choir consists of a group of true musical connoisseurs who feel and passionately deliver every note.

Shraga Gold is the choir leader. Shraga had been performing as a solo musician in a nonprofessional capacity for many years, mainly playing at family and friend’s events. After receiving such brilliant feedback from a complete stranger, Shraga decided to take his music to the next level.

Teaming up with the rest of his choir, Shraga created “Shira Choir”, in 2003. Their aim is to bring pitch perfect Jewish music to the big stage. They quickly became the go to Jewish choir for all high class Jewish events and celebrations. Their enchanting voices have been heard around the world by millions.

Their performances include gained them notable work around the world in many different countries. Their choir is now 30 voices strong including all the people named below: Shraga Gold, Yoeli Horowitz, Eli Sprei, Chesky Breuer, Hershy Weinberger, Leiby Fasten, Yoeli Gandel, Yanky Ungar, Avrum Shia Freund, Yidel Rosenfeld, Avrum D. Ostreicher, Shlome Wechter, Shea Kaff, Shloime Rosenberg, Yossi Slomiuc, Shmily Schmeltzer, Gedalye Laufer, Avrumi Lungar, Hershel Fekete, Yakov Y. Feldman, Chaim Eidlisz, Yoizfa Rosenberg, Yossi Fisch, Sruli Klugman, Shlome Hoffman, Chananya Frisch, Booky Tessler, Chaim Klein, Shimon Rubinstein, Chaim Kahan, Chaim R. Bauer, Lazer Sinai, Moshe Follman, Yochi Follman, Eli Goldstien, Lazer Brown, Eli Zabner and Levi Stekel.

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