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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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El Adon – Yossi Azulay

Download El Adon lyrics here. Yossi Azulay is one of Israel’s leading popular singers today. He has recorded two beautiful  Prayer or Tefilot albums. This is a sample track of a centuries old prayer prayed during the Shabbat morning service in a

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Shema Yisrael

*IDF soldier praying. (Photo: Libi/Israel365) SHEMA YISRAEL The Shema is the oldest and greatest, the very heart, of Jewish prayer. It has been part of the liturgy since Temple times and is recited morning and evening. Its opening line, sung

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Eich Shir Nolad? — How is a Song Born?

Enjoy this delightful song, Eich Shir Nolad, from the very well-loved Israeli children’s CD, The Sixteenth Lamb. Download Hebrew, Transliteration, and Translation here. Listen to this song at Youtube – posted below or You can purchase this highly recommended and delightful CD (or

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