WATCH: Draw-dropping Music Video for Mendel Roth’s “Mincha”
December 27, 2016
Inspired, seemingly, by the mannequin challenge, this amazing music video for Mendel Roth's new song boasts top-notch production and shows life in a Polish Jewish shtetl.
Filmed in the Ukraine with over 50 actors, it was produced by Shalom Eisenbach, who served as consultant and guide for the famous Shtisel TV show.
Reb Mendel Roth, son of the Shomrei Emunim rebbe, composed the song “Mincha” while Boro Park. “I walked into a grocery store and heard the storekeeper ask his friend in Yiddish, ‘Until what time can I still daven mincha...?’ I went out into the street and sang the new song to myself.”
Lyrics translated into English
Until what time can I still daven mincha... (3) Oy, mincha...
My dear Yid, please remember, the time is already short, the Creator is waiting, the door is still open, no my child, come and daven mincha...
And Yitzchok went out to supplicate in the field... he went out, went out, went out, it’s already late for mincha...
And Yitzchok went out to supplicate in the field... He went out, went out, went out, come and daven mincha...
Music, lyrics, and singer: Mendel Roth
Voices: Shira Choir
Song production and vocal arrangements: Eli Shprei
Musical arrangements: Chesky Breuer – Mendy Hershkowitz
Mixed by: Yaniv Balas
Production: Shalom Eisenbach
Screenplay: Ariel Cohen
Directed by: Alex Osmolovsky
Editor: Benny Shklovsky