My favorite Passover song is Adir Hu. (Click on the words to listen. I don’t know who that guy is, but he sings a mean Adir Hu.) I like it for no other reason than that I love the melody. The optimism of the tune matches the optimism of the lyrics, which mean: “May God who is mighty/exalted/great/distinguished/learned/righteous/etc rebuild God’s house soon. Quickly. quickly, God, build Your house soon!” Although I don’t believe literally in the rebuilding of the Temple, the metaphor of that rebuilding – that the world can be made a better place – is very powerful. Plus, this song always makes me happy.
What’s your favorite Passover song, and why?