Happy Lag BaOmer everybody!
Wishing everybody fun bonfires and parties.
Here’s our current favorite track to help get in the mood (click on picture for link).
Shabbat Shalom and Happy Purim to everybody!
Shalom Sesame: Purim Story
G-d cast: Princess of Persia
Kermit on Purim
מחרוזת שירי פורים
Maccabeats Purim song
(click on pictures for links)
I am still in need of a good hamentashen recipe. If you have one, please send it my way. I would especially appreciate a recipe with a yeast rather than a cookie-type dough and a poppy seed filling,
Jewgrass. A combination of American folk bluegrass and Jewish liturgical music.
I have to admit I was really quite skeptical about this combination but Matt Check and his band plays the most incredibly gorgeous and authentic folk music I have heard in years and years.
Joyous and vibrant, simultaneously multi-layered and elegantly simple. The music takes you on a coherent journey of prayer, history, thought and experience. This was a very moving melodious experience with some incredible musicians including the stunning voice of cantor Rachel Brook.
There is a fundraising effort currently underway to make a professional recording of the Bluegrass Kabbalat Shabbat. Go to the Kickstarter campaign for more details and be a part of making this wonderful music more widely available.
Kids (of all ages) and grown-ups can get ready for Tu b’Shvat with this cute and classic Israeli folk song about the Festival of the Trees.
Lyrics in pdf format can be downloaded at this link.
To listen to the song on YouTube click on picture below:
Many thanks to Gideon S. for help preparing the lyrics.
An upbeat tune with catchy melodies and uplifting lyrics can really invigorate one’s mood on these short winter days.
Everyone in the family is enjoying bopping along to this great song from Ari Goldwag. It’s the title track from his new album עם אחד Am Echad.
Click on picture for the link to the official YouTube video.
Several Hanukah songs sang one after the other in a performance. Nice to watch (the words are also on the screen)
Banu Chosech Legaresh (we came to banish darkness)
Hanukia Li Yesh (I have a Hanukiyah)
Yemei Hachanukah (the Hanuka days)
Anu Nos’im Lapidim (we carry the torches)
Ner li (my candle)
Sevivon sov-sov-sov (the draidel song)
Mi Yemalel (who will praise)
Nerotai Haze’irim (my little candles)
Hava Narima (let us praise/lift)
Thanks to GS for compiling the list of these terrific songs!