Michael Ben Naim’s Original Blessing Over the Children

This music video features Israeli artist, Michael Ben Naim, and a woman (presumably his wife) singing his original, emotive melody for the Hebrew blessing over their children. Whereas the blessing traditionally begins with a blessing for the son or daughter followed by the priestly blessing for both, this song presents the opposite. The woman uses feminine pronouns when addressing her daughter, in contrast to the biblical verse, which is in the masculine.