When Itay Alter and I discovered our mutual love for Yiddish, our journey began. After sifting through many songs, we found those that beckoned with some haunting strain, that touched some deepness within. As the songs gathered, we saw a pattern form: we were creating a life cycle, from birth to death, bookended with songs of faith. This is how our performance 'Ot Azoi!' was born. After two years of performing, we felt ready to record. This is when we decided to add more instruments. Jazz was very present in our music, so obviously we needed a bass. Our double bass player Neriton Topchui, straight from the symphonic orchestra, is a virtuoso who can make the bass sound like a cello for the more lyrical songs, as well as play those jazz riffs. Tal Gur fit right in the bluesy klezmer mood with his soprano and alto saxophones, his sensitive ear for the emotional adding an exceptional warmth. Zeev Yaniv held us all together with his crisp rhythms bringing his rich experience in world music to our Yiddish world. For us Yiddish is almost an act of remembering, yet we feel that there is so much more for us to say in so many new musical forms. We feel that the language intertwined in the melody is warm, flexible, talkative, human and often very funny. 'Yiddish is Love', says Itay, and here I must agree. As natives of Haifa, we feel the need to help restore the imeasurable damage that raged in our beautiful Carmel forest. 5% of this album's proceeds will be donated to the healing of the Carmel and it's survivors.