The song "Hava Nagila" is played at Jewish weddings and Bar Mitzvahs.

Notes

Transliteration:

Hava nagila
Hava nagila
Hava nagila ve-nismecha

Hava neranenah
Hava neranenah
Hava neranenah ve-nismecha

Uru, uru achim!
Uru achim be-lev sameach
Uru achim be-lev sameach
Uru achim be-lev sameach

Uru achim, uru achim!
Be-lev sameach

Game Instructions

Hava Nagila is sung while dancing the Hora Dance:

1. Everyone forms a circle while holding hands.
2. Take one step with the left foot to the front right, followed by the right foot.
3. Take one step back with the left foot behind the right, bring back the right foot.
4. Repeat these steps while dancing in a circle. If there are too many people, form another circle within the first circle.

In the middle of the circle, a group of strong men usually pick up the people who are being celebrated in chairs.

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The tune to "Hava Nagila" comes from a Ukrainian folk dance song.

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - הבה נגילה

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