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Binding our lives together with song

Binding our lives together with song

When I was getting ready to put out my second album, I asked Pete Seeger if he would give me a quote to use for my press-kit. I had worked for a few years for Clearwater, an environmental organization Pete founded that is dedicated to caring for the Hudson River through education, advocacy, and celebration. [...]

Let song carry you to the far shore

I had the wonderful opportunity to spend this past Shabbat with the Jewish Community of Amherst. Like Jewish communities the world over, we sang the Song of the Sea — an ancient victory song that Torah envisions the people offering in response to being rescued from Pharaoh’s army on their way from slavery to freedom. [...]

Songs of spiritual accompaniment

Songs of spiritual accompaniment

There is a kind of humbling that can be thoroughly delicious, no? It’s a feeling not just of our own smallness but of total wonder. I experienced just that yumminess last week as I led a group of doctors, social workers, rabbis and others engaged in “spiritual accompaniment” (livu’i ruchani as it is called here [...]