*2nd Generation dance. A dance that developed and was disseminated in a non-traditional way. 2G dances are specific – have a fixed format designed to correspond with the arrangement of a particular recording., whereas 1G dances are generic – have a shorter sequence that works with live music – where many different songs are played and arrangements vary according to the tastes of musicians and dancers. For more on the differences between 1st & 2nd G dances click here.
Tzadik Ka’Tamar – the Songs
Tzadik Ka'Tamar are the first two words of Psalm 92, verse 13-14. תהלים פרק צב פסוקים יג-יד צַדִּיק כַּתָּמָר יִפְרָח כְּאֶרֶז בַּלְּבָנוֹן יִשְׂגֶּה שְׁתוּלִים בְּבֵית השם בְּחַצְרוֹת אֱלֹקינוּ יַפְרִיחוּ Phonetic: Tzadik katamar yifrach k'erez balvanon yisgeh. Shetulim b'veit hashem bechatzrot elokeinu yafrichu. Translation: The righteous shall flourish like the palm-tree, he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Planted in the house of the Lord, they shall flourish in the courts of our G-d.
TSADIK KATAMAR Tsadik katamar yifrach (repeat) Ke'erez bal'vanon yisgeh (repeat) She-tulim be-veit Adonai B'chatsrot Eloheinu yafri-chu yafri-chu Od yenuvun b'seyvah d'sheinim v'ra-ananim yih-yu L'ha-gid ki yashar Adonai, Tsuri, tsuri v'lo, v'lo av-latah bo.
THE RIGHTEOUS MAN AS A PALM (TREE) The righteous man shall flourish like the palm (tree) He shall thrive (grow tall) like a cedar in Lebanon. Rooted in the house of the Lord In the courtyards of our G-d They shall bring forth fruit in our old age they'll be ever fresh and green, Proclaiming that the Lord is just, my Rock, in whom there is no wrong. Source: http://www.hebrewsongs.com/?song=tzadikkatamar