Have you ever wondered why we end every Shabbat morning service with this prayer? The tradition dates back only to the 15th century, and the text itself only to the 11th. Unlike the psalms, this poem has a rhyme and regular meter. In fact, it shares a common meter with popular songs, which allows us to “flip the script” with a hit tune from time to time. This setting, however, is newly composed by Gilad Cohen and brings a modern flavor to our prayer. We hope that you sing along “Adonai Li V’lo Ira” – “Adonai is with me, I will not fear” – and we wish you a Shabbat Shalom!