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) 

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Debbie Friedman—Shalom Aleikhem

A new Shalom Aleikhem by Debbi Friedman, aleha shalom, recorded this past summer.

A Prayer for the Earth – Hebrew and English

Y'kum Purkan Lish'maya: A prayer for the earth, for use in your synagogue, minyan, or havurah; for Earth Day, Rainbow Day, Shabbat Noach, Shabbat Behar/Bechukotai, everyday.

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.

Karliner torch song

Reb Ahron Karliner's nigun as taught to Eve Ilsen

Shalom Aleikhem

This tune for Shalom Aleikhem is known to most folks who will come to this site, but you don't know it like this.

Yedid Nefesh (waltz time)

Yedid Nefesh in 3/4 time (think fast waltz). Emilia Cataldo has created a version that interweaves two voices in harmony.

Tzur Mishelo (Breslov)

This is a Breslov tune for the well known shabbat song. This "more feminine" version comes from Midreshet Bat Ayin.

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.


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Debbie Friedman—Shalom Aleikhem ~
A Prayer for the Earth – Hebrew and English ~
Ein Arokh L'kha (Efes Bilt'kha) ~
Karliner torch song ~
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Yedid Nefesh (waltz time) ~
Tzur Mishelo (Breslov) ~
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