My favorite Jewish song is Bei Mir Bist Du Shein (To Me You Look Lovely). This is one of the songs that I will talk about at my Jewish MusicalConversations at the Chabad Center in Milford MA. on Saturday evening, March 15th. The song was written by Shalom Secunda and Jacob Jacobs for the Yiddish comedy musical, I Would If I Could. The song became a hit by an unknown group at the time called The Andrew Sisters.
What does it mean to look lovely? Is it a movie star? An athlete? A rabbi with a beard and payot? A grandmother with her grandchildren? Whenever the Torah and our sages describe the beauty of a person, it is referring to this kind of beauty that describes a completeness of both body and soul.
Let's listen to one of many interpretations of this beautiful song. A different version will be heard at the Chabad Center.