Some of our earliest childhood memories stem from children’s songs and lullabies. The lyrics and melodies often remain with us throughout our lives, forming a musical backdrop of our youth and passed down for generations.
As noted in the Arts and Culture section of the Aleph Bet of Israel Education, Vavi Toran writes,
“Arts and culture provide a reflection on the heart of the people and the pulse of society."
The melodies and lyrics of Israeli children songs and lullabies act as a window into Israeli culture, Hebrew language, and the greater Jewish world. Let us explore together.
>> If you are using this resource with a younger audience, we encourage you to adopt a soundtrack for everyday use. Here’s a pre-made playlist of songs on YouTube for your consideration. We also encourage you to contrast the following songs with classic nursery rhymes from the United States. Here’s another playlist on YouTube for your consideration.
>> For a printable PDF of all of the songs' lyrics below, please click here.