Davka Nafshi – The Dveykus Song – Luzy Klatzko | Composed by Benzion Klatzko

I call this song, “The Dveykus song,” as it is as beautiful as it is spiritual in our desire to connect to our Creator .
I used to ask my children the following question. What is more satisfying, food when you are hungry or drink when you are thirsty? The answer is always the same. Thirst quenching water when the throat is parched and the body feels dehydrated, has the effect of reaching every centimeter of a person’s being. The sensation of thirst being quenched feels like receiving a new lease on life. From a flower that is shriveling and dying to instant bloom, color, and vitality. This was my intention when composing this song. It is not simply that we want a connection to Hashem. It is that when we are disconnected, our very soul feels as if it is dying. A beautiful word of torah, davening a thoughtful Sh’mona Esrei, engaging in a Mitzva, doesn’t merely feel good and satisfying. Rather, it feels like life itself is coursing through our temporary existence, and powering it forward to live with eternal meaning and purpose.

Wishing everyone a meaningful Elul!

Benzion Klatzko

Davka Nafshi
Performed by Luzy Klatzko
Video piano and violin Azarya Klatzko
Composed by Rabbi Benzion Klatzko
Arranged by Yisroel Ament
Video Shot, Edited, and Produced by Dovid Friedman
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