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Ana Eil Na

Music, English words and audio © Alexander Massey, 12 May 2013 Moses prays the words Eil, na r’fa na lah – ‘God, please heal her now’ – as a petition for healing his sister Miriam (Num 12:13). The extra word

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Ma’ariv Nigun

Music & audio © Alexander Massey 11 April 2013 Meditative music must begin from silence. We must be prepared to enter silence first, because that is the most fertile space for beginning prayer. When I had my hand-woven tallit (prayer

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B’rich Rachamana

© Music and recording: Alexander Massey  June 2012 Buy B’rich Rachamana sheet music (£3 per copy) Birchat hamazon – blessing after the meal Brich rachamana malka d’alma marei d’hai pita. (Talmud, Brachot 40b) A Fountain of Blessings is the Compassionate

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Mah Gadlu (Ps 92)

Psalm 92:6 Composition and audio © Alexander Massey 25 March 2012 “How great are your works, God! Your thoughts are very deep.”  The morning service includes Psalm 92 Tov l’hodot (‘It is a good thing to give thanks to God’).

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Mah Tovu No. 1

Mah tovu ohalecha Ya’akov, mishk’notecha Yisrael. “How good are your tents, O Jacob, how pleasant your dwellings.” (Num 24:5) When the renowned magician Bilam was commissioned by King Balak to curse the Israelites, despite all his best efforts, Bilam found

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B’nei Mitzvah Nigun

© Alexander Massey, January 2008 This was written for the bar mitzvah of Daniel, one of the boys in my Jewish Renewal community the London Ruach Chavurah (January 2008). Daniel is a talented multi-instrumentalist, and I wanted to create a

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Yotzeir Or

Composition and audio © Alexander Massey 22 June 2011 The Yotzeir Or blessing is a reminder to live joyfully and gratefully, to raise our voices in song, and our feet in dance. This nigun was shaped with that in mind –

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