Friday, January 22, 2016
The song Lecha Dodi is a central part of the Friday night synagogue service of all Jewish denominations all over the world.
With all of the services that we've attended over the years, we thought we'd heard them all. And we probably have. But musical talent is emerging in places that we haven't attended.
The Internet and YouTube have been instrumental in introducing new music to people who otherwise would not have been exposed to it.
In looking for video clips to share with you in welcoming Shabbat each Friday, we discovered this new one that premiered last year at the Central Synagogue in Manhattan. It was composed by Elana Arian, who plays the guitar and sings it together with Associate Cantor Julia Cadrain and Senior Rabbi Angela Buchdahl.
Enjoy and Shabbat Shalom!