With only a week until the start of Rosh Hashanah, we're sharing another new, original song for the holiday by Julie Geller.
Julie, raised in Colorado where she now lives with her family, also spent time in Boston, San Diego, and Israel. She has taken on a mission to bring love and healing into the world through her music.
Julie is a graduate of Harvard University and the New England Conservatory of Music. She studied at Bar Ilan University and Midreshet Lindenbaum in Israel.
During the last few years Julie gave us new, original songs that she composed for Passover, Rosh Hashanah, and Chanukah. She just released a new song, Sheya'alu, a poignant song about the power of the shofar, forgiveness and repentance. It is not usually sung in synagogue services but it's an abridged version of a paragraph that some say quietly after the shofar blowing service is concluded.
The words in transliteration and English translation are
We hope Julie's singing enhances your High Holiday experience. Enjoy!Yehi ratzon milefanecha Adoshem sheya'alu elu hamalachim hayotze’im min hashofar lifnei chisei Chevodecha veyamlitzu tov ba’adeinu lechaper al kol chatoteinu.
May it be Your will, God, that those angels that are evoked by the shofar ascend before the throne of Your glory and invoke goodness on our behalf, to pardon all our sins.
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