Can you think of a time when a voice affected you deeply and powerfully? It may not have been singing – imagine the voice of an authority figure speaking your name, the voice of a loved one calling out. We recognize in the voice the identity and intentions of those we know, and their state of being, whether they sound authoritative, plaintive, or joyful.
This prayer lists the strong attributes of God’s voice as an illustration of influence and majesty, but concludes that the ultimate use of the power of the voice is the blessing of peace. We wish you that blessing of peace, and a Shabbat Shalom.
Cantor Azi Schwartz, PAS Choir
Music: Leib Glantz (1898–1964), arr. Raymond Goldstein
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