Oct 23, 2021

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As a special Sukkot holiday greeting to the people of Israel, the ICEJ teamed up with recording artists, musicians and choirs worldwide to produce a video cover of the Hebrew song Bitfilah Amen, the Israeli entry in the 1995 Eurovision Song Contest.

The new music video debuted at the ICEJ’s Feast of Tabernacles celebration in September 2021. The nations represented in this music video include singers from Egypt, Indonesia and Turkey, along with Argentina, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Fiji, France, Germany, Ireland, Macedonia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Uganda, UK and USA. The music was arranged by Trevor Sampson of South Africa and Ilay Sidi of Israel, and the video was edited by Carlos Magno Sales of Bolivia. The song Bitfilah Amen was originally performed at Eurovision 1995 by Liora. The music was written by Moshe Datz, and the lyrics by Hamutal Ben Zeev. It is a prayer for peace and divine blessing around the world.