"…an anonymous folksong based on two biblical references to the native acacia trees in the Land of Israel." –Milken Archive

This song is sung for Tu B'Shvat. "Tu B'Shvat is the Israeli/Jewish Arbor Day, celebrated by tending to and planting trees. It is a day for celebrating our interconnectedness with, and responsibility for, the environment around us." –Joanie Calem

עצי שיטים עומדים - (Atzei shittim omdim) - Israeli Children's Songs - Israel - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

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Pronunciation:

Voice 1: Atzei shittim omdim
Voice 2: Ah, ah, ah...
La, la, la, la, la...

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The song comes from this verse of the Bible:

You shall make the planks for the Tabernacle of acacia wood, [standing] upright. -Exodus 26:15

Link for American Version:

עצי זיתים עומדים
(Atzei zeitim omdim)


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Image: Wikipedia (in Hebrew), cc.