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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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Kumi Lach Rayati

Composition and audio © Alexander Massey 9 Dec 2015 This recording and a version of this article were published on Ritual Well (USA) as ‘Arise, my love‘. I wrote this song in the same week that I wrote Libavtini achoti

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Adon Olam No.2

Composition and audio © Alexander Massey 10 Feb 2015 For commentary about the text and symbolism of Adon Olam, click here.  

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Kaddish

Composition and audio © Alexander Massey 5 Dec 2015 Much could be (and has been) written about the Kaddish (to which I have put links below). Although one version is referred to as mourner’s kaddish, it is part of our

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