Dedicated to the people of Israel

Words & Music by Aaron Markovitz, Burton A. Zipser and Sandra D. Zipser Foundation Artist in Residence

Hebrew text from the Prayer for the State of Israel

Featuring:
Aaron Markovitz: Vocals, guitar
Michael Smolash: Vocals
Neil Michaels: Vocals
AshleyPyle: Vocals

Lyrics:
We’ve got a right to right a wrong
If you’re gunnin’ down our children in the land that we belong
In response to senseless violence
we pray to G-d to break the silence
Hear the headlines
We got a right to right a wrong

I ask you does it make any sense
placing sins upon the heads of innocents
An everlasting saga that’s been ringing far to long
Hear the headlines we got a right to right a wrong.

We have a right to take a stand
And let Almighty G-d be the force behind our hands
As we rise as one together
From our deepest depths we’ll yell
Yesh lanu z’chut lichyot B’Yisrael

We have the right to see a day
That you must answer for each child that you’ve slain
You think that it is justified but you’ll see it’s all in vain
We have a right , we have a right to see a day

We have a right to take a stand
And let Almighty G-d be the force behind our hands
As we rise as one together
From our deepest depths we’ll yell
Yesh lanu z’chut lichyot B’Yisrael

Avinu shebashayim Tzur Yisrael v’goalo
Barech et m’dinat Yisrael
Reishit tzmichat g’ulateinu
Hagen a leiha b’evrat chasdeicha
Ufros aleiha sukkat shlomeicha

Now here I sit with instrument and pen in hand
Writing a song I never wish to sing again
Let it never be forgotten when there’s peace throughout this land
I pray to G-d we’ll never need this song again

We have a right to take a stand
And let Almighty G-d be the force behind our hands
As we rise as one together
From our deepest depths we’ll yell
Yesh lanu z’chut lichyot B’Yisrael
Yesh lanu z’chut lichyot B’Yisrael
We have a right to live in peace
in Yisrael

© 2023, Aaron Markovitz
All rights reserved.

To watch the full service: https://www.youtube.com/live/DXwzMyuqAxU?si=RzU9rcHi00-8Srmf

For information on Israel’s response to the Oct 7th Massacre: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLn9spWvsCBvcpNxp3u0eu_S3uwO47u2iN&si=Wg0gIn53UxQDN9jw

For resources, events and giving opportunities on Israel: https://www.temple-israel.org/amyisraelchai

For Aaron’s full album: https://www.temple-israel.org/aninfinitewave

For booking info email Aaron Markovitz at aaronmarkovitz@gmail.com

Am Yisrael Chai!!!