Posts tagged ‘music’

I Sing

A prayer about song in honor of the amazing musicians filling the world with new Jewish music. Hear many of them on Harmony in Unison. The…

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Ha’azinu 5777: We Are Music

In this week’s parasha Ha’azinu (Deuteronomy 22), Moses sings a majestic farewell song, beginning by calling on the heavens to hear. The Haftarah (II Samuel 22:1-51)…

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Sephardi Quarter Note

This prayer/poem is about the beauty of Sephardic song. The inspiration came during a class taught by Galeet Darsahsti at OSRUI‘s Shabbat Shira, an annual weekend of…

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Sing Praises

I wrote this song of praise in about seven minutes while making the Kickstarter film about my forthcoming book, Jewish Prayers of Hope and Healing. My videographer…

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For the Gift of Music, In Memory of Lou Reed

My prayer “For the Gift of Music,” reposted today in memory of Lou Reed. Here’s a favorite: “A Walk on the Wild Side.” This prayer from my series on…

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We Are Music

This prayer/poem is about embodying the music of life and hearing the music created when we move in and out of moments together. It’s my second incorporating…

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Shabbat Shira: For the Gift of Music

This is a short and sweet prayer about music reposted today in gratitude for a fantastic weekend at OSRUI, the musical retreat Shabbat Shira. To listen while you read, click on…

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Music and Song

Here are two prayers — “For the Gift of Song” and “For the Gift of Music” — reposted in memory of Debbie Friedman, z”l. Her Mi…

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Life as a Symphony

Compassion gains an element of nobility when developed as a spiritual practice. This prayer is about living a reverent and compassionate life. It’s from a set of prayers including “Life…

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Yaakov Shraga: A Short, Short Story

Yaakov Shraga dances his prayer, his faith and his love of Hashem. I wrote this in a hotel room one morning while on business travel, watching…

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