Lo bayom velo balayla
Archival recording from the David Boder collection, courtesy of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum
The Hebrew song 'Lo bayom velo balayla' (Not in the day and not at night) was written by the esteemed poet Chaim Nachman Bialik. In its two short verses a female speaker describes how she goes to ask an old tree who her husband will be. This rare recording was taken by the Latvian-American psychologist David Boder in Paris in early September 1946.