Yom Yetushalayim

Yom Yerushalayim is a great day in Jewish history. Please read my blog and watch rabbi sacks’s video for a deeper understanding. Jeruslam is ours! Here is a song by ben snof which always stirs me when I hear it. It is taken from Psalm 137:5.   I have attached the Hebrew words below. Click here…

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Shema V’ahavta

Click on link below to listen: Dorice’s thoughts: This prayer is one of the most important prayers in Judaism. Taken from the last book in the Torah, Deuteronomy chapter 6, it expresses the Ikkar (the main essence) of our belief in Judaism, and it is sung in every service with minyan or without. It is the oldest fixed daily…

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Eshet Chayil

Click on link below to listen:  Eishet chayil mi yimtza ve-rachok mi-peninim michrah Batach bah leiv ba’alah ve-shalal lo yech’sar. Gemalat’hu tov ve-lo ra kol yemei chayeha. Dar’eshah tzemer u’fishtim va-ta’as be-cheifetz kapeha.   Hay-eta ko-oniyos socheir mi-merchak tavi lachma. Va-takam be’od laila va-titein teref le-veitah ve-chok le-na’aroteha. Zamema sadeh va-tika’cheihu mi-peri chapeha nata karem.…

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Click on link below to listen: History and evolution of the Hatikvah: In 1897, at the First Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland, the delegates joined in a rousing rendition of the song “Hatikvah.” The beloved Zionist hymn would come to be known among generations of Jews around the world as the Jewish national anthem. “Hatikvah” began its…

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Vhee She’amda

Click on link below to listen: בכל דור ודור חייב אדם לראות את עצמו כאילו הוא יצא ממצרים B’chol dor v’dor chayav Adam l’rot et atzmo k’eeloo hoo yatza mimitzrayim In every generation one is obliterated to see oneself as one who personally went out from Egypt. “The exodus from Egypt occurs in every human…

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Kadesh Urchatz

Click on link below to listen: The word Seder means order, indicating that all the commandments and rituals of this evening are to be performed in a specific order. In every Hagadah we find the traditional sequence of various steps of the Seder outlines by the terms Kadesh Urchatz etc. There were fifteen steps leading…

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Ma Nishtana

Click on link below to listen: Who does not like the part of the Seder when the Four Questions are sang?! The youngest child (or a group of children) all prepared and rehearsed are standing up (in our home, they usually stand on their chairs) ready for this glamorous part! Although they are called “The…

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Echad Mi Yodea: A Passover Song

Click on link below to listen: echad_mi_yodea_1 echard_mi_yodea_2 This is a super special recording I did in 2011 with my son, Yaniv Horenstein, when he was 6 years old! the song is called Who Knows One?, and it is a traditional cumulative song sung on Passover and found in the haggadah. It enumerates common Jewish motifs and teachings. It is meant to…

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Torah Procession: Part 1

A practice in reading. Below is the song transliterated from hebrew into english. Below that is the meditation.   לְךָ יְהוָה הַגְּדֻלָּה וְהַגְּבוּרָה וְהַתִּפְאֶרֶת וְהַנֵּצַח וְהַהוֹד כִּי כֹל בַּשָּׁמַיִם וּבָאָרֶץ לְךָ יְהוָה הַמַּמְלָכָה וְהַמִּתְנַשֵּׂא לְכֹל לְרֹאשׁ. lecha adonai Hagedula, V’hagvurah, V’hatiferet, V’hanetzach V’ha-od Ki chol B’shamayim U’va-aretz Lecha Adonai, Hamamlacha, V’amitnaseh l’chop L’rosh. Yours, HaShem , is…

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Sh’ma: Part 3

A practice in reading. Below is the song transliterated from hebrew into english. Below that is the meditation.   Shema yisrael Adonai Eloheinu Adonai echad. Echad Eloheinu, gadol adoneinu, kadosh sh’mo. Gad-loo Lah-donai eetee, oo-n’romimah sh’mo yachdav Translation: Hear O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is one. Our God is one, our Lord is…

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