Friday, March 8, 2019

Welcoming Shabbat with Adon Olam - Blowin' in the Wind at Buffalo's Shir Shalom

 
If your synagogue is anything like ours, the Shabbat service ends with Adon Olam.  This is usually led by a prepubescent boy with questionable pitch, key, and general singing ability.

This is good for the kid educationally, and should be encouraged.  Musically, however, it's not always the best way to lift spirits for the rest of Shabbat and the week ahead.

But it's not that way around the world.  Adon Olam has become a staple of many singers, choruses, bands, and other musical troupes, both in synagogue and on the concert stage.

Back in 2010 we started a new series, presenting renditions of Adon Olam from performers worldwide, including traditional and eclectic versions.  Since then we have posted 48 ydifferent versions to provide you with a fun way to start Shabbat. 
Today's version was recorded at Congregation Shir Shalom in Buffalo, New York. Led by Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein, it's the first merged Reform-Reconstructionist synagogue.
This version of Adon Olam is sung to the folk song Blowin' in the Wind.  Enjoy! 
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.


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