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) 

Nigunim and Songs

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"Wade in the Water" sung by Julius Lester

For Pesach, and for Parshat B'shalach

Mizmor L'David

A lesser-known deveikes nigun for Psalm 23

New songs composed by R' David

Because I started composing during COVID lockdown!

Umei-ushpizin ila'in

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

V'al Titsheinu - Tzanz

A great dance nigun recorded at the Tzanzer synagogue in Tsfat, summer 2012

Debbie Friedman—Shalom Aleikhem

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

Shirat ha'asavim ~ The Song of the Grasses

A rough recording of the well-known Naomi Shemer tune, in time for Tu Bish'vat

Hayom a la Chabad

A lively version of the well-loved song "Hayom" from the end of Rosh Hashanah musaf

G'mar Chasimah Tovah – a resampling of a familiar tune

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

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

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

Dremlen Feygl "Dreaming Birds"

This lullaby comes from the Vilna ghetto and is offered for Yom Hashoah

Shoshanat Yaakov

Three+ melodies for Shoshanat Yaakov, the song printed at the end of the Purim Megillah

Tante Devorah's Nigun

A nigun from Reb Zalman's sister, as recorded by his half-side (and blues singer) Eve Ilsen, recorded at Ohalah 2008

Electric Avinu

A Rebbesoul jam on Avinu Malkeinu

Avinu Malkeinu - Klezmer - Chabad version

A Chabad rendition of Ein Lanu Melekh from the Avinu Malkeinu liturgy to the power of Klezmer – a rare and exquisite combination. Also, reflections on Imeinu Malkateinu

Moshiach Nigun

A gentle song popularized by Dovid Zeller

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

Ashrei Ha'am

An easily learned Karliner nigun for the second line of Ashrei

The Pastakh

"The Shepherd" – a long sweet deveikes nigun

A Karlin Dance Nigun

One of the simpler Karliner nigunim, wonderful for table singing and dancing

Adir (Chaim Kramer)

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

El Mis'tater

"God of Secret Mystery". This old world zemer goes through the Sefirot of the Tree of Life starting with Keter

B'tseis Yisroel

A nigun for the second Psalm of Hallel, B'tseit Yisrael, "When Israel went out of Egypt..."

V'hi She'amdah

A dance nigun to replace the tune most folks know for V'hi She'amdah

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

Atah Chonen

A nigun from Reb Moshe Ahron from the fourth brakhah of the weekday Amidah

Karliner torch song

Reb Ahron Karliner's nigun as taught to Eve Ilsen

"Christmas Kallah"

Too much Christmas music? Listen to this...

Adam yesodo me-afar

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

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

A Breslov Chanukah Nigun

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, Nigun

Some Breslov Nigunim

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

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.

A Stolner Dance Nigun for the second Seder and the Omer

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. A great nigun for any kind of dancing, and for every time you count the Omer!

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

Five recordings based on Yakar, Reb Shlomo, Skolyer (one traditional and one adapted) and Reb Zalman (Ryzhin). For counting the Omer, Kabbalat Shabbat, Chanukah, etc.

Ana BeKhoach text, pdf to print, how it's used, etc. can be found here


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Debbie Friedman—Shalom Aleikhem ~
Shirat ha'asavim ~ The Song of the Grasses ~
Hayom a la Chabad ~
G'mar Chasimah Tovah – a resampling of a familiar tune ~
Basi L'Gani – "I have come into my garden" ~
Nachamu ~
Dremlen Feygl "Dreaming Birds" ~
Shoshanat Yaakov ~
Tante Devorah's Nigun ~
Electric Avinu ~
Avinu Malkeinu - Klezmer - Chabad version ~
Moshiach Nigun ~
Ein Arokh L'kha (Efes Bilt'kha) ~
Ashrei Ha'am ~
The Pastakh ~
A Karlin Dance Nigun ~
Adir (Chaim Kramer) ~
El Mis'tater ~
B'tseis Yisroel ~
V'hi She'amdah ~
Nigun Ha'Ari / Shir Hama'alot (Dovid Din) ~
B'shem Hashem (Hapores Sukkat Shalom) ~
Atah Chonen ~
Karliner torch song ~
"Christmas Kallah" ~
Adam yesodo me-afar ~
Shalom Aleikhem ~
A Breslov Chanukah Nigun ~
RebbeSoul ~
Some Breslov Nigunim ~
Yedid Nefesh (waltz time) ~
A Stolner Dance Nigun for the second Seder and the Omer ~
Tzur Mishelo (Breslov) ~
Ana Bekhoach ~
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