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Shalom Aleichem, Aleichem Shalom

Composition and Audio © Alexander Massey, 26 March 2017 First performance 10 May 2017 – United for Peace – United Through Poetry – a service with readings interspersed with silent reflection and music, delivered in partnership with the Edward Cadbury

Omer Day 7 – Malchut of Chesed

Composition and audio © Alexander Massey 20 May 2014 Many years ago, someone commented to me that I didn’t always say ‘thank you’ when it might have been appropriate. I was shocked, and embarrassed. I was convinced I was grateful.

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You have all been shown what is good

Music and recording © Alexander Massey 19 May 2016 “You have all been shown what is good, and what God seeks from you. Do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8) [See the Hebrew original, and

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Omer Day 1 – Chesed of Chesed

Music and recording © Alexander Massey 11 March 2015 (Further commentary about this text can be found in another of my articles here: Elohai N’shamah. On that page, you will find more about the symbolism embedded in the musical shapes, and

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V’asu Li Mikdash and the ‘holiness project’

Composition and audio © Alexander Massey 16 Feb 2017: V’asu li mikdash v’shochanti b’tocham. Recording with English words: “We’ll make You a holy home, and You will live with us.” Buy the sheet music: $2.25 (approx. £1.80), minimum 4 copies

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Ein Keloheinu No. 2

Composition and audio © Alexander Massey 23 Oct 2016 There is none like our God: none like our Lord. There is none like our King: none like our Saviour. Who is like our God: who is like our Lord? Who

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Sh’ma Adonai Koli (Ps 27:7)

Composition and audio © Alexander Massey 25 Sept 2016 Sh’ma Adonai koli ekra; v’choneini va’aneini. Hear, O Lord, when I call with my voice, and be gracious to me, and answer me. Zalman Shachter-Shalomi: “Listen, YaH, to the sound of

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V’shavti B’veit Adonai (Ps 23:6)

Composition and audio © Alexander Massey 21 Sept 2015 Ach, tov vachesed yird’funi, kol y’mei chayai; V’shavti b’veit Adonai l’orech yamim. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the

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Outline for Shabbat morning davenen

Introduction This is my own personal take on the sequence of the Shabbat morning service. I have drawn from several siddurim (prayerbooks), from Orthodox, through Jewish Renewal to UK Reform and Liberal. I have included most of the big ‘set

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Three Counties United Against Extremism

A service with readings interspersed with silent reflection and music This was an initiative of the Oxford Foundation, delivered in partnership with the Lord-Lieutenancies of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, Oxford Diocese, and Oxford Muslim College. This was a beautiful, moving

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