Kaddish Shalem from Eastern Europe
Song of the Week • 3m 0s
Celebrating Rosh Chodesh Elul tonight, we know the High Holidays are a month away! Let us start at the finish line: there is a lively tradition of singing the final Kaddish in a happy mode (unlike the mourners’ Kaddish Yatom) in the belief that our repentance has been accepted and that a good year lies ahead.
This melody, attributed to the Modzitz Chasidic tradition, is sung in many congregations worldwide and appears here in a new arrangement by Raymond Goldstein.
We wish you beautiful last days of summer, a Shabbat Shalom, and a meaningful month of Elul.
Up Next in Song of the Week
Cantor Schwartz Sings Adon Olam (“Ete...
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...
Haomnam – Will Forgiving and Graceful...
Will forgiving and graceful days yet come,
When you will walk in the field like an innocent traveler,
Your bare foot will touch the grass,
Or the spica's thorns will prick you, and the pricking will be sweet?
Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom and a meaningful Tisha b’Av.
A Poem by Leah Goldberg (...
“Sow in Tears, Reap in Joy” by Debbie...
In these words, from Psalm 126, the psalmist comforts us with the idea that the labor of weeping leads to the harvest of joy, and it is the work of mourning that helps us move forward.
Drawing this song from our June concert of Debbie Friedman’s music, the largest in-person gathering at the syn...