Friday, May 12, 2017
There are many versions of Lecha Dodi, one of the most popular liturgical songs in the Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat service, and the cantor/chazzan/prayer leader is the one who chooses the melody.
Tonight we welcome Shabbat with the song stylings of Cantor Ale Edelstein of the Israelita Paulista Congregation of Sao Paolo, Brazil. In this two minute rendition he manages to include four different versions of Lecha Dodi.
Edelstein has pop artist status in the Jewish community; he does two weddings and one bar mitzvah per week.He studied at the Tel Aviv Cantor Institute, a school run by the renowned Chazan Naftali Herstik.
Enjoy and Shabbat shalom!
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