A wonderful collection of 28 Shabbat songs and niggunim (wordless melodies), sung by original artists and well-known cantors, including Alane Katzew, Jack Mendelson, Bruce Ruben, Josee Wolff and many more. Stylistically, the music encompasses many of the traditions of Jewish music: from contemporary folk/rock to grand liturgical settings of the 19th-20th century masters. Shabbat Anthology Volume I is an enjoyable, accessible journey into the colorful world of Shabbat music. Use it for listening or as a resource.
The long-awaited collection is finally here! Shabbat Anthology brings to light both newly composed and older Sabbath music that has never been published, in Piano/Vocal/Guitar format. Shabbat Anthology Volume I includes classic liturgical works from such esteemed composers as Aminadav Aloni, Bruce Benson, Steve Dropkin, Michael Isaacson, Danny Maseng, Safam, Shirona, Bonia Shur, Ben Steinberg and many more, plus a niggunim (wordless melodies) section! Perfect for those looking to add something new or newly-arranged music to their worship. Includes CD with all 28 songs, featuring performances by the original artists, as well as Cantors Alane Katzew, Jack Mendelson, Bruce Ruben, Josee Wolff and more.
Shabbat Anthology Volume II is a wonderful collection of 33 Shabbat songs, sung by original artists (Joe Black, Steve Dropkin, Benjie Ellen Schiller, Mah Tovu, etc.) and well-known cantors, including Richard Botton, Erik L.F. Contzius, Jessica Epstein, Mark Opatow, Kari Siegel-Eglash and many more.
Stylistically, the music encompasses many of the traditions of Jewish music: from contemporary folk/rock (the folk content of Volume II focuses on the music of the Sephardic community) to grand liturgical settings of the 19th-20th century masters. Shabbat Anthology Volume II is an enjoyable, accessible journey into the colorful world of Shabbat music. Use it for listening or as a resource.
SONGS OF THE SPIRIT: THE DEBBIE FRIEDMAN ANTHOLOGY (2 CD Set)
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This amazing anthology collection brings together 45 songs on 2 CDs, spanning over 30 years of Debbie Friedman's trailblazing career. This compilation of re-mastered original songs in Hebrew and English contains favorites from her first fourteen albums, released between 1972 and 2003. Strong, clear vocals, wise and poignant lyrics, and matchless melodies - this collection presents Debbie Friedman at her best, over an astonishing 30 years of music making.
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The Haftarah Commentary is a comprehensive new translation of the weekly selections from the Prophets and Writings, complete with meticulously cantillated Hebrew text, commentary and translations, essays, gleanings from sources modern and ancient, notes, glossary, bibliography, and additional selections for use as alternatives to the traditional haftarot. To insure the accuracy and accessibility of the new volume, consulting editor S. David Sperling, a professor of Hebrew at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, reviewed the entire text and commentary.
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"Eminently useful."--Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis, Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, CA
My Jewish World: An Early Childhood Music Curriculum (Book/CD set)
Music can be a wonderfully effective teaching tool for preschool aged children. My Jewish World guides teachers through the process of introducing and utilizing song in the classroom to teach Jewish values.
In her comprehensive and easy to follow book, Judy Caplan Ginsburgh includes twenty-six songs, religious and secular, that will help to facilitate an environment of fun and learning. Each song addresses important Jewish concepts and many use Hebrew words and prayers. Judy provides comments, activities, and creative ideas, specific for each song, which can be used in the classroom to learn about being Jewish every day. The importance of saying the Sh'ma each morning, learning the Hebrew words for colors, understanding body parts, and the value of cooperation are only some of the Jewish concepts touched on in the book.
In addition, Judy Ginsburgh includes a list of suggested books for many of the topics. These books help to reinforce and expand the lessons laid out in the curriculum.
With a helpful glossary of Hebrew and Yiddish terms and the companion music CD, My Jewish World is a wonderful guide to making music significant in the Jewish classroom.