Kobi Oz: Prayer for the State of Israel

This video presents Israeli musician Kobi Oz’s original version for the Prayer for the Welfare of the State of Israel. Born in the southern city of Sderot to Tunisian parents who moved to the British Mandate of Palestine in 1942 to escape the Vichy French, Oz’s musical style reflects his Mizrachi background. This prayer is often recited in Zionist synagogues on Shabbat and Jewish holidays.