by yossi | July 1, 2019 1:45 pm
Many Beatles songs have enjoyed second lives in other languages, and the Maccabeats are the latest in a long line of artists to draw inspiration from the Fab Four.
The Beatles themselves recorded their classic “I Want to Hold Your Hand” in German as “Komm gib mir deine Hand,” which we then adapted into the similar Yiddish.
Similarly, noted Israeli singer-songwriters Arik Einstein and Ran Eliran recorded a Hebrew version of “Yesterday,” performed as “Rak Etmol.”
Finally, Naomi Shemer originally fashioned her classic Lu Yehi to the tune of “Let It Be” before later composing an original melody.
All songs originally performed by The Beatles
Rak Etmol originally performed by Arik Einstein and Yaffa Yarkoni
Lu Yehi written by Naomi Shemer
Director and Editor – Jason Zucker
Director of Photography – Travis Stewart
Illustration – Travis Stewart and Emily Stewart
Associate Producer – Chloe Stewart
Post-Production Consultant – Lauren Zucker
Additional videography by Avi Richards
Arranged by Robert Dietz
Recorded by Cory Hecht
Additional Recording by Ami Kozak
Edited by Eric Scholz
Mixed by Ed Boyer
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