Shine a Little Light

An inspiring music video featuring many great Jewish singers performing a song written by a rabbi with Lou Gehrig's disease.

Yitzi Hurwitz wrote this song before he was diagnosed with ALS. This inspiring music video features many leading Jewish vocalists.

Original vocals and guitar by Yitzi at the opening and closing of the song. Recorded on Yitzi’s cell phone in 2008.

Watch Yitzi's story: "Behind the song"

You can help Yitzi and his family shine a little light by giving what you can at

To read Yitzi’s inspiring weekly blog please visit

Comments (10)

(9) jay, July 9, 2016 8:38 AM


and a way to transend anything

(8) Nancy Valla, April 4, 2016 11:52 PM


A beautiful song from a beautiful person.

(7) Heidi T., April 4, 2016 3:12 PM

Amazing and inspiring.

Incredible video, amazing man. Thank you so much for this!

(6) Larry, April 4, 2016 1:18 AM

So Sweet and So Inspiring

This was so beautiful. If only we could carry that level of caring and consciousness throughout our daily activities.
I immediately shared the song on Facebook and encourage others to share "Shine a Little Light" with their friends.

(5) Bracha Goetz, April 3, 2016 10:16 PM

Thank you

Rabbi Hurwitz and your wonderful wife and children for showing us all how to be in Hashem's army, spreading your love, your joy and your inspiration.

(4) Shlomo, April 3, 2016 9:38 PM

Sheet Music?

Great song. If there is any possibility to buy the sheet music it could make some extra income for Yitzi AND allow a lot of other people to learn and sing it all over.

robin silverman, April 12, 2016 1:28 AM

Purchase Sheet Music?!!

Yes! I would love to learn this song on piano. I would love to purchase sheet music if we could.

(3) Natalie Joel, April 3, 2016 6:13 PM


So beautiful

(2) Bayla Sheva, April 3, 2016 5:28 PM

Reb Yitzi is a shining light!

Through your soul-lifting song and through your eyes... that see and say so much, you are spreading holy rays of light on all Klal Yisroel. Thank you for making "the way" more visible to us all. May we all witness the coming of Mashiach soon in our days when all our wounds will be healed, there will be no more tears, and the light will be clear.

(1) Shoshana - Jerusalem, April 3, 2016 3:59 PM

Beautiful and moving

But let's not forget that today is the best day possible, exactly tailor-made for us by H-shem Yisborach, to challenge us and help us to grow in the best way possible for us, to meet the goals He has set for us. It may be hard, very hard, but today is the best day. There is nothing better.


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