It Hurts to Part from You

A moving tribute to fallen Israeli soldiers.

Comments (10)

(5) Anonymous, September 27, 2017 12:35 AM

wow! every time i see this video, i start crying!
It really shows the life of a soldier and the sacrifices they make. I am very grateful for all that the soldiers do for Israel and our people.

(4) Vicki Graham, May 11, 2016 8:46 PM

I am Native American Cherokee. Ohio, USA. I stand with Israel

I am Christian Cherokee. Oh how this song resonates with love and adoration for Israel. Praises to the Nation of Israel. The song was so awesome.....what a voice. Shalom

(3) Ludwig, May 10, 2016 9:00 PM

God blesses Israel!

(2) Shoshana-Jerusalem, May 10, 2016 3:01 PM

I also cried

There was one verse I didn't understand, "But today it's hard for me to part from you". Who is saying these words? That it, who is the "me"?

Anonymous, May 11, 2016 6:36 AM

the one who has parted, it is from the deceased

Shoshana-Jerusalem, May 11, 2016 1:12 PM


If so, then I don't understand it at all. Because the deceased, especially one who dies because he is a Jew, (and is a "kodesh"), goes into a beautiful Gan Eden, and sees the truth in "the World of Truth," (Olam h'Emes). He understands the goodness of it all, how it all fits together beautifully. For those who are left here the parting is difficult. But not for the deceased.

He may feel sorrow viewing the agony of his wife and children, but that's not what this song is saying. It's too bad that the composer wasn't aware of the Jewish viewpoint of death before he wrote these misleading words.

May Moshiach come soon , bringing peace to Israel and the whole world.

ruffshod, May 21, 2016 12:22 AM


Wow dude. br>
Did you consider some people might see things somewhat differently from you? Religion is about interpretation. To sit there and say "misleading" on such a tribute is utter disrespect to the writer, and to the soldiers it's about. Get over yourself.

Anonymous, June 16, 2016 5:51 AM

he's saying it from a point before he died

Elisha Zakai, May 1, 2017 8:36 AM

Hey It's Elisha (The Composer) the idea is that until the third chorus it's from the deceased when he is still alive during war, then in the third chorus he is already dead and he is telling them that there is hope even though today it hurts to see him part.

Hope this Clears things up,


(1) Dina Leah, May 9, 2016 9:08 PM

Brought me to tears!

Wonderful video for Yom HaZikaron! Very well done!

Am Yisrael Chai!


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