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Holiday Songs of Israel

Holiday Songs of Israel

Geula Gill, a former kindergarten teacher in Israel, sings spirited holiday songs for children. The songs, sung in Hebrew, are for the holidays of Hanukkah, Purim, Sukkot, Simchat Tora, Pesach, Shavuot, Tu Bishvat, Rosh Hashana, and the Sabbath. Ms. Gill is accompanied by a quartet directed by husband Dov Seltzer, a prominent Israeli composer and conductor. Mr. Seltzer also composed the music for some of the songs. Ms. Gill and Mr. Seltzer have recorded Yemenite and Other Israeli Folksongs and Israel Dances, both available on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

The liner notes provide background information on each holiday, biographical information about Ms. Gill and Mr. Seltzer, and the lyrics of each song, in Hebrew and English.

Track Listing

101
Rosh Hashana Geula Gill 2:10
102
Simchat Tora Geula Gill 1:06
103
Chag Asif Geula Gill 1:55
104
Levivot Geula Gill 2:06
105
Avi Hidlik Geula Gill 2:33
106
Shkedia Geula Gill 1:23
107
Shir Hashotlim Geula Gill 1:15
201
Shosanat Yaakov Geula Gill 1:40
202
Masecha Geula Gill 1:36
203
Lecha Dodi Geula Gill 2:36
204
Be Egozim Geula Gill 1:34
205
Yatzanu Mimitzrayim Geula Gill 1:06
206
Pri Gani Geula Gill 1:41
207
Saleinu Geula Gill 1:33
208
Alumot Geula Gill 1:25

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