Friday, February 8, 2013

"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" to Keep Us From Welcoming Shabbat: A New Twist to Lecha Dodi


As residents of New York, New Jersey, and New England batten down the hatches and get ready for what's being forecast as a major snowstorm today and tomorrow, we have to wonder...is there any snowstorm too snowy to keep us from Shabbat?

According to Rock musician and educator Naomi Less, there "Ain't no mountain high enough..." to keep us from Shabbat. Less wrote new lyrics to the 1967 R&B hit recorded by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell and morphed it into a new twist on Lecha Dodi, the liturgical song that's a highlight of the Friday night Shabbat service.

Enjoy, and Shabbat Shalom! 

(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.)