Eitz Chayim Hi

עֵץ חַיִּים הִיא

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Eitz chayim hi lamachazikim bah, v'tom'cheha m'ushar. D'racheha darchei noam v'chol n'tivoteha shalom. Hashivenu Adonai eilecha v'nashuva, chadesh yameinu k'kedem.
עֵץ חַיִּים הִיא לַמַּחֲזִיקִים בָּהּ. וְתמְכֶיהָ מְאֻשָּׁר:
דְּרָכֶיהָ דַרְכֵי נעַם וְכָל נְתִיבותֶיהָ שָׁלום:
הֲשִׁיבֵנוּ ה' אֵלֶיךָ וְנָשׁוּבָה. חַדֵּשׁ יָמֵינוּ כְּקֶדֶם:


It is a tree of life for those who hold fast to it, and those who uphold it are happy. Its ways are pleasant,​ and all of its paths peaceful.​ Return us to you, God, so that we shall return, renew our days as of old.

Trans​lation by Gabe Seed


The conclusion of the Torah service in all services of the Ashkenazi rites.


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Description: a popular tune recorded by Rabbi Josh Cahan

Recorded by: Joshua Cahan
Description: Nice, upbeat melody for shabbat table

Recorded by: Joshua Cahan
Description: Melody widely used in Israeli shuls

Description: a tune I first heard while living on kibbutz in Israel


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