The Baal Shem Tov, or Besht —  the founder of Chasidism — 
met the soul of the Messiah during an ascent to heaven. 
The Besht asked him, "When will the Master come?" 
The Messiah answered, "When your wellsprings break forth to the outside!" 
(from a letter written by the Besht to his brother-in-law about one of his soul ascents) 


songs of cleaving (yearning, longing, unification) with the Divine 

Mizmor L'David

A lesser-known deveikes nigun for Psalm 23

Umei-ushpizin ila'in

An awesome Satmar nigun for the Sukkah, also adapted (by neohasid) for Tu Bishvat

Basi L'Gani – "I have come into my garden"

Reb Zalman's nigun for the verses of the Friediker rebbe's last vort

Avinu Malkeinu - Klezmer - Chabad version

A Chabad rendition of the prayer to the power of Klezmer – a rare and exquisite combination. Also, reflections on imeinu malkateinu

Ein Arokh L'kha (Efes Bilt'kha)

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 Moshi'einu, our Saviour

Moshiach Nigun

A gentle song popularized by Dovid Zeller

The Pastakh

"The Shepherd"–a long sweet deveikes nigun

Adir (Chaim Kramer)

A tremendous d'veikes nigun sung by Reb Chaim Kramer of the Breslov Research Institute

Nigun Ha'Ari / Shir Hama'alot (Dovid Din)

Yoram Getzler's instrumental rendition of this simple but deeply inspiring nigun from his new album

B'shem Hashem (Hapores Sukkat Shalom)

Reb Shlomo's famous lullaby

Karliner torch song

Reb Ahron Karliner's nigun as taught to Eve Ilsen

Adam yesodo me-afar mp3

"A person's substance is dust..." – A deeply moving Dinover d'veikes nigun from Yosef Gottesman

Some Breslov Nigunim

The first is an upbeat waltz, while the second sits much lower in the kishkes

Ana Bekhoach

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


Mini Menu

Basi L'Gani – "I have come into my garden" ~
Avinu Malkeinu - Klezmer - Chabad version ~
Ein Arokh L'kha (Efes Bilt'kha) ~
Moshiach Nigun ~
The Pastakh ~
Adir (Chaim Kramer) ~
Nigun Ha'Ari / Shir Hama'alot (Dovid Din) ~
B'shem Hashem (Hapores Sukkat Shalom) ~
Karliner torch song ~
Adam yesodo me-afar mp3 ~
Some Breslov Nigunim ~
Ana Bekhoach ~
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