Friday, June 10, 2016

Lekovod Shavuos-Niggun kad yasvin as sung by the Siyum hashas 2012 and other versions.

 The stirring song is sung on several occasions in the jewish calender most prominntely on Shavuos and Simchas Torah there is great debate on who composed the niggun and where the lyrics come from some attribute it to the Chazon Ish, Rav Meir Shapira, others say the vilna gaon, click HERE for more. Article in Mishpacha Magazine HERE the story behind the song. Watch video below for a different niggun sung by Benny Frieman to the words of Kad Yasvun. Listen to kad yasvin HERE sung by the Werdyger mishpacha in 1969

כד יתבין ישראל ועסקין בשמחת התורה, קודשא בריך הוא אומר לפמליא דיליה חזו בני חביבי דמשכחין לצערא דילהון ועסקין בחדוותא דילי

English translation:  When Klal Yisroel are sitting and engaging in Torah study, the Holy One, blessed is He, says to his heavenly army: 'See! See! My beloved children who forget about their personal problems and engage in My delight'."


  1. The words of the song are "דמשתכחין בצערא דילהון" which means "they are found in the midst of their difficulties". The root שכח in Aramaic has the meaning of מצא in Hebrew.

  2. Thanks for the link. Here are my memories from my Siyum post.

    "...I mentioned in the previous post how the new Siyum book claims that Kad Yasvin was composed by R Meir Schapiro in honor of the first Siyum Hashas in 1931 and was wondering why this soulful melody is no longer played by Siyumin. Well, I was thoroughly surprised when Abish Brodt and his Band (Brodt Brothers’ Beautiful Band ) then belted out this mournful melody. It was the highlight of the evening for me, as I didn’t even want to talk to my seatmates during the rendition, savoring every last note. It was now 8:40 PM and the stadium, which was only sparsely populated at 7PM, was now overflowing capacity..."