Israeli comprehensive website devoted to music. Contains a database searchable by fulltext lyrics of songs in Hebrew, performing artist name, composer or lyricist. Shiron.net also contains searches for special events and holidays such as Yom Hashoah. Site in Hebrew. Shiron.net also has fulltext lyrics to pop, rock and hiphop songs in English under the section Milim L'shirim Loazim, photos of your favorite Israeli starts under the Temunot section, alongs with lots, lots more for adoring fans of today's music, movies and tv, and classical music, kareoke, songs organized by the wars of Israel, stores to buy music, and much more...
http://shironet.co.il/ or http://www.shiron.net/
Hebrew Songs Database
Transliteration of over 2000 Hebrew and Yiddish songs, with some links to original texts in Hebrew and Yiddish at other sites, such as Shironnet. There are also listings of artists, alphabetically and English translations of all 150 Psalms. Additionally, eight chapters of Shir HaShirim are given with English and Hebrew in line by line presentation.
Zemerl: The Interactive Database of Jewish Song
The Zemerl Database provides lyrics, information and sounds of Jewish songs in Yiddish, Hebrew and Ladino. The songs in the database are available by general thematic categories. The information includes title, composer, lyricist and language. There are sometimes included a short commentary about a song. The website invites inquiries about new songs and features articles and recommended reading. Developed by Inna Barmash at Princeton University.
Song Indexes to the Dov Noy Collection in JNUL
The Song Index to the Dov Noy Collection in the Jewish National University Library (JNUL) in Jerusalem. will be of world wide interest to those who love Yiddish and Hebrew songs. The project involved meticulous cataloging that allows a searcher to find individual songs within a large number of Yiddish and Hebrew song anthologies and other works in this collection. Each song is searchable in the vernacular including keyword, title and author (composer and lyricist) searching. In addition, the incipit of the song, that is, the opening lines, or in some cases, some line of the refrain which may be more identifying to the song, are included in the record. Searchers may try typing in their title or even just a word of the title (keyword) to find which volumes this song may be in. The incipits are included as an "alternate title field". The item record will also indicate which anthology the song comes from in the signature field. There is also a genres and origins fields, so there are geographic breakdown, sometimes to the village level, for searching song origins. Broader and narrower fields of geography are not available, but keyword searching may be able to pick up some of the broader geographic areas. The host item gives the bibliographic location (such as microform or in a printed book). There are over 13,400 individual songs indexed in this marvelous new research tool, including items from the Cahan book from YIVO, the Mlotek series published by Tara, the Hebrew University anthologies and much more. You can also "browse title" which will give a searcher all the versions of one song and the places they are published.
To access the Song Index: First go to the Jewish National University Library Catalog: http://jnul.huji.ac.il/eng/aleph500 At the Basic Search screen, use the pull down menu under "Select Database" (it's the top box, on the left side). Choose either Music: Yiddish Songs Index or Music: Hebrew Songs Index It's better to search in Hebrew and Yiddish script on your computer.
Website devoted to Israeli Dance with important information about locations for participation in programs inlcuding an online dance session database, large events and festivals, dance camps, and an Israeli folk dance library. Users can search the database and find the location of videos and commercially available tapes and cd's with particular songs and dances. An excellent site for those seeking the music or participation.
Jerusalem of Gold
This is a web site not only about the song "Jerusalem of Gold", but the history and meaning of a jerusalem of gold. The site provides lyrics, translation and musical notation. It also provides historical background of the song and meaning of Jewish sources relating to the themes.
Fifty Years of Song
The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs offers a lyrics database for 25 famous Israeli songs with English and Hebrew lyrics as well as the musical score (as a graphics file) for each song. If the URL doesn't work 100%, go to http://www.israel-mfa.gov.il/mfa/ . Use the GO box for "Israel at 50" and go to the "50 Years of Hebrew Song" link.
Kesher LeMachol:The Israeli Folk Dance Connection
Some lyrics in Hebrew and English and transliteration, by way of Adobe Acrobat files.