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Yehi Shalom Behelenu

Yehi Shalom Behelenu

Perhaps the most famous of a number of hymns for the birth of a son. The song may be sung at the synagogue, on the Sabbath following the birth, to honour the parents, or immediately preceding the circumcision ceremony, which is normally performed when the baby boy is eight days old: "Peace among us, prosperity for Israel. In an auspicious sign a son is born to us, may the redeemer come in his days." The song, in context, is performed unaccompanied by instruments.