Kol Dodi: Jewish Music for Weddings represents the first time that a substantial collection of music for the Jewish wedding ceremony has been compiled. The pieces included on this 2-CD set reflect the wide range of styles of Jewish liturgical music in use today. You will find traditional music of the cantor, dating back hundreds of years, alongside American folk music and Canadian art songs. What links together these diverse styles are the timeless texts of the Sheva Brachot (wedding blessings) and the superlative beauty of Shir HaShirim (Song of Songs), from which most of these texts come.
Five liturgically complete wedding services are presented. Each includes an authentically Jewish processional and recessional coordinated with the music of the service. In addition, there are 29 songs, any of which might be used during the ceremony. Texts are in Hebrew, English, Yiddish, and Ladino. Some of the music has never nefore been recorded, or was written specifically for inclusion on this album. Some are old favorites newly arranged. and the blessings and liturgy of the wedding ceremony.
SONGS OF THE SPIRIT: THE DEBBIE FRIEDMAN ANTHOLOGY
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.
Look what they're saying about The Haftarah Commentary:
"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.