Israeli army performs Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah

The instrumentation is interesting and the atmosphere cool, but the song is stripped of its low-down-and-dirty intimacy and the translation into Hebrew is downright awkward.

The great singer-songwriter, 80 next month, has  never wavered in his devotion to Israel.

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  • One of the greatest songs of all time. I’ve arranged it for choir. Would be interesting to hear in Hebrew. The Pentatonic nature of the melody sounds quite Yiddish anyway- so might work well.

  • Well, if you just click on the link NL provided (where it says “Click here”), you can actually hear it in Hebrew.

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