Mi Chamocha / Siyahamba




This chant is a mashup of “Mi Chamocha” and “Siyahamba.” “Mi Chamocha” is a prayer, it’s the prayer that we say every service, at every Jewish service, and it is a prayer recognizing the wonderful God that helped our ancestors cross the sea to freedom. Who is like you, God, that helped us make it over? Make it through the sea and over to liberation from slavery?

“Siyahamba” is a chant and a prayer that recognizes that we are all walking in the light of God. I first heard this from a friend named Sahkay, this mashup, and so we’re gonna try it. The words are:
Mi chamocha Ba’elim Adonai?
Mi chamocha ne’dar bakodesh
Nora tehillot, oseh feleh. (x2)

and the words for Siyahamba in English are: “We are marching in the light of God.”


Mi chamocha Ba’elim Adonai?
Mi chamocha ne’dar bakodesh
Nora tehillot, oseh feleh. (x2)

We are marching in the light of God (x4)
We are marching, we are marching in the light of God (x2)

Koach Baruch (KB) Frazier is a transformer, heartbeat of movements, healer, musician and co-founder of the Tzedek Lab, a network of practitioners working at the intersection of dismantling racism, antisemitism and white supremacy. A collaborative leader, rooted in tradition, curiosity and love, Koach strives to dismantle racism, actualize liberation and transform lives both sonically and spiritually. Koach lives with their wife, LaJuana in Philadelphia where he is a student at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.

Thank you to Rise Up, the Nathan Cummings Foundation and Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah for their generous support of Reset.

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