Friday, July 14, 2017

Welcoming Shabbat with Adon Olam/Sound of Silence by Ottawa Cantor


Since we started Jewish Humor Central in 2009, we have posted 26 versions of Adon Olam, the hymn that ends the Shabbat morning service in most congregations. 

But we haven't stopped searching for more renditions, so here is a new one from Cantor Daniel Benlolo of Kehillat Beth Israel, a Conservative egalitarian congregation in Canada's capital of Ottawa.

Cantor Benlolo harmonizes with Michael Malek as Simon and Garfunkel's Sound of Silence is intertwined with Adon Olam, accompanied by Aviva Lightstone and Ken Kanwisher.

The first 40 seconds are the original English words of Sound of Silence, and the Hebrew kicks in for the rest of the 3 and a half minute song. 

Enjoy and Shabbat shalom!

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3 comments:

  1. Just to inform you that Cantor Benlolo is now
    the Cantor at the Shaar Zedek Synagogue in Montreal.
    He will also be performing at the Beth Zion Synagogue
    in Cote St Luc at a concert in September.

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  2. Ne he dar. Wonderful. Would love to hear more like this one.
    Shabbat shalom to all.

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  3. Very nice.....esp when you remember that they would have never been able to do this performance not so many years ago!!

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