CANTOR JACK SCHWARTZ SINGING ELI, ELI (MY GOD, MY GOD)

Eyli, eyli, lomo azavtoni? Eyli, eyli, lomo azavtoni?
In layer un flam hot men undz gebrent,
Iberal hot men undz gemakht tsu shand un shpot.
Dokh optsuvendn hot undz keyner gekent.
Fun dir, mayn got, un fun dayn heyliker toyre.
Fun dayn gebot.

EyIi, eyli, lomo azavtoni?
Eyli, eyli, lomo azavtoni?
Tog un nakht,
Nor ikh trakht
Fun dir, mayn got,
Ikh hit mit moyre
Op dayn toyre
Un dayn gebot.
Rete mikh, oy rete mikh fun gefar
Vi a mol di oves fun beyzn gzar,
Her mayn gebet un mayn geveyn,
Helfn kenstu dokh nor aleyn,
Shma yisroel adonoy eloheynu, adonoy ekhod!


English Translation

My God, why hast Thou forsaken me? In fire and flames they burned us. Everywhere they shamed and mocked us. But no one could turn us away from You, my God, nor from Your Holy Torah, from Your Commandment.


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