Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Oseh Shalom Bimromov, Hu Yaaseh Shalom Aleinu, V'al Kol Yisrael, V'imru Amen.
May He who makes peace in His high places, make peace upon us and upon all Israel, and let us say amen.
This expression of hope for peace is an important part of every daily and holiday service and has found musical expression in many different forms.
One of the most popular versions is by Rabbi and folksinger Shlomo Carlebach z''l. This version and another by Michael Ochs have been adapted by the cantor and members of conservative Congregation Beth Am in Los Angeles as the basis for a rousing, upbeat performance that takes to the streets of Los Angeles and the beach at Santa Monica.
Watch as the new cantor of Beth Am, Magda Fishman, and the rabbi, Adam Kligfeld, lead members of the congregation in an ebullient music video that you will find enjoyable and inspiring.
We think it's a good way to get in the spirit of Sukkot, which starts tonight, and to express our joy at the imminent release of Gilad Shalit. We'll be celebrating Sukkot and Shabbat for the next three days. Jewish Humor Central will return on Sunday. Enjoy!
(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS: THE VIDEO IS NOT VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY. YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)
(A tip of the kippah to Sheila Zucker for bringing this video to our attention.)