Nigunim and Songs
LISTEN TO STREAMING AUDIO of a few of our songs:
A great dance nigun recorded at the Tzanzer synagogue in Tsfat, summer 2012.
A new Shalom Aleikhem by Debbi Friedman, aleha shalom, recorded this past summer.
A rough recording of the well-known Naomi Shemer tune, in time for Tu Bish'vat.
A lively version of the well-loved song "Hayom" from the end of Rosh Hashanah musaf
A Chabad nigun for the Rosh Hashanah greeting, suitable for ecstatic circle dancing at the end of Rosh Hashanah musaf and other Hi-Ho services.
Reb Zalman's nigun for the verses of the Friediker rebbe's last vort.
Reb Zalman's Nachamu, for the turning of Tisha B'av or the turning of mourning.
This lullaby comes from the Vilna ghetto and is offered for Yom Hashoah.
Three+ melodies for Shoshanat Yaakov, the song printed at the end of the Purim Megillah.
A nigun from Reb Zalman's sister, as recorded by his half-side (and blues singer) Eve Ilsen, recorded at Ohalah 2008.
A Rebbesoul jam on
A Chabad rendition of the prayer to the power of Klezmer – a rare and exquisite combination. Also, reflections on
A gentle song popularized by Dovid Zeller.
A soulful nigun for
Ein K'erk'kha...V'ein Zulat'kha...Efes Bilt'kha...V'ein Domeh L'kha
. Listen for the high point of this nigun at
, our Saviour.
An easily learned Karliner nigun for the second line of Ashrei.
"The Shepherd"–a long sweet deveikes nigun
One of the simpler Karliner nigunim, wonderful for table singing and dancing
nigun sung by Reb Chaim Kramer of the
Breslov Research Institute
"God of Secret Mystery". This old world
goes through the Sefirot of the Tree of Life starting with Keter.
A nigun for the second Psalm of Hallel, B'tseit Yisrael, "When Israel went out of Egypt..."
A dance nigun to replace the tune most folks know for "V'hi She'amdah".
Yoram Getzler's instrumental rendition of this simple but deeply inspiring nigun from his new album.
Reb Shlomo's famous lullaby.
A nigun from Reb Moshe Ahron from the fourth
of the weekday
Reb Ahron Karliner's nigun as taught to Eve Ilsen
Too much Christmas music? Listen to this...
"A person's substance is dust..." – A deeply moving Dinover
nigun from Yosef Gottesman
This tune for Shalom Aleikhem is known to most folks who will come to this site, but you don't know it like this.
A nigun taken from Ma'oz Tzur, as sung by Berkeley's Richard Kaplan
A sample track from Rebbesoul and Sam Glaser's new album,
The first is an upbeat waltz, while the second sits much lower in the kishkes.
Yedid Nefesh in 3/4 time (think fast waltz). Emilia Cataldo has created a version that interweaves two voices in harmony.
This nigun is sung for hours on the second night of Pesach after counting the Omer for the first time in the Stolner shul in Brooklyn. It's also a great nigun for any kind of dancing, and for any time you count the Omer!
This is a Breslov tune for the well known shabbat song. This "more feminine" version comes from Midreshet Bat Ayin.
Six recordings based on Yakar, Reb Shlomo, Skolyer (two traditional and one adapted) and Reb Zalman (Ryzhin). For counting the Omer, Kabbalat Shabbat, Chanukah, etc. Ana BeKhoach text, pdf, how it's used, etc. are . here