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Avinu Malkeinu – Yossi Azulay

Avinu Malkeinu – Yossi Azulay Avinu Malkeinu is a beautiful and moving prayer recited during the High Holy days (Rosh Hashanah through Yom Kippur) and certain fast days throughout the Biblical Cycle. It reminds us of the searing reality that G-d is

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Rachem – Yossi Azulay

Lidia Kozenitzky, Splitting of the Red Sea* Rachem Yossi Azulay ~ Cindy The ancient Hebrew pictograph for rachem (רחם) draws a beautiful picture.  With the resh (ר) we see the head of a person, the chet (ח) a fence (illustrating

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The Itsy Bitsy Spider – Akavish Katan

To accompany Keren’s latest mp3 teaching – Learn From The Creatures? – we wanted to share a a Music to Your Ears post to continue encouraging you with your vocalizing of Hebrew. The Itsy Bitsy Spider is a well known nursery rhyme

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Niggun of the Birds – Shlomo Katz

  There are gates in heaven that cannot be opened except by melody and song.* Some have defined a Niggun (nee-GOON) – or plural niggunim (nee-goo-NEEM) – as a wordless song, yet “…if a niggun is not sung, it is

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B’yado – In His Hand

Lullabies are very special songs. They stay with us throughout our lives and bring back to us warmth, good feelings, our childhood homes, and our parent’s voice. Elie Wiesel wrote a beautiful essay, called “Echoes of Yesterday,” for the Yeshiva University

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The Aaronic Blessing

Adonai said to Moshe, “Speak to Aharon and his sons, and tell them that this is how you are to bless the people of Isra’el: you are to say to them, ‘May Adonai bless you and keep you. May Adonai make

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Shabbat – Candle Lighting

Shabbat Candles by Israeli artist – Ilan Hasson. “There is more than one command in Judaism to light lights. There are three. There are the Shabbat candles. There is the Havdalah candle. And there are the Hanukkah candles. They all shed

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HaTikvah – The Hope

Shared in honor of Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day) and Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day) Hope of Isra’el, ADONAI! All who abandon you will be ashamed, those who leave you will be inscribed in the dust, because they have abandoned ADONAI, the source

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