Posts Tagged ‘song’

I heard this on the radio the other day, and BAM! I’m seven years old again, singing my favorite song. Music is the best time machine 🙂

Do you have a song that can bring you back in time? What is it?


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The voice of the Lord hews out flames of fire” (Paslms 29,7)

קול ה’ חוצב להבות אש” תהילים כ”ט, ז”

Imagine the synagogue, Friday night. We had sung already a few songs, leading up to this one: Psalm 29, “Mizmor Le-David“. Everyone stands up for this song. It starts quietly, even though it already has rythm. Even the first chorus is still relatively quiet. But now everyone is loosening up, all the synagoue is singing, some are clapping or stamping their feet, swinging hips, dancing in place. And it gets stronger and more moving, now there is rythm, now there is passion, and we get to the line above. Everyone yells out when we get to “fire“. And in the last verse and chorus the feeling and joy run high, and you can hear the entire congegration also from outside, and we welcome the Shabbat with open arms, preparing for Lecha Dodi which offically brings in the Shabbat.

This is my favorite song. This is my favorite line. This is how I love to start the Shabbat, in joy, and music, and dancing. And this is how I love to start the new week, in singing and remembering the strength and joy and passion of a hall full of men and women singing together.

Have a great week!

This is the original version of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach Z”L. It doesn’t have the punch of all of us singing together, but it’s good 🙂

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I heard this last Monday, and it’s still in my head. Proceed with caution. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

Here are the the lyrics and translation .

“The friendship, the love. The youth that came to an abrupt end…” Thinking about you, my brother.

May we all receive only good tidings. Shabbat Shalom.

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