I submitted Havayah to the Jewish Forward’s Music Search today. Here I describe how Jewish music functions for me and attest to my influences.
Listen to this music by clicking here. I chose this final, well-known chant to be the Shavasana moment of Nondual. What do I mean by that? Just as in a […]
Shema Medley: Yotzer Or; Ahavah Rabah; the Shema These three songs comprise Tracks 7 through 9 of Nondual. They are adaptations of the sequence of prayers in a regular Jewish […]
This is part of Kirtan Rabbi’s Gift of Listening: Eight Days, Eight Songs. To hear this candle and the previous ones, please click on the: Kirtan Rabbi Music Player Zikr […]
This is part of Kirtan Rabbi’s Gift of Listening: Eight Days, Eight Songs. To hear this candle and the previous ones, please click on the: Kirtan Rabbi Music Player Havayah […]
This song is arguably the happiest moment on the album — and that’s a lot to say for an album with one fun and happy moment after another! It stands out […]
Together, these first two tracks of Nondual, offered me an opportunity to start the CD by expressing gratitude to my Reform Jewish upbringing — an upbringing which did not always […]
Last night we offered a Hebrew Kirtan in Berkeley, California as a benefit for Wilderness Torah and under the auspices of the Jewish Music Festival. We sang kaddish for my mother who passed away last week, as well as – of course – for the souls of others in the room whose witnesses in body were in a period of mourning.
Rabbi Hahn’s sermon at Congregation Kol Shofar in Tiburon, California for the second day of Rosh Hashanah 5773 (2012). How can we make doing Teshuvah truly do-able? This sermon utilizes a letter by Rav Elya Weintraub, z”l, which Reb Drew learned of in an mp3 lecture of Rav Moshe Weinberger, shlita.
It has been a long time since I’ve offered a Blog post. I am now making a redoubled effort to write something here regularly. Monday, I did a mini-kirtan workshop […]