Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Musical and video commentary to Haftarah Yitro (Isaiah chapter 6)

I was transfixed by Israeli musician Shlomo Gronich's musical setting of Isaiah chapter 6 the first time I heard it, on his "Journey to the Sources" מסע אל המקורות CD.  In honor of this week's haftarah, I made this video that includes the words in Hebrew and in English (adapted from the JPS Tanakh translation).

And check out the rest of the songs on that CD, all of which are based on Biblical and Rabbinic texts, through the lens of this extraordinary Israeli secular musician.

http://youtu.be/J6DHbXfXgT8


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