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Nigun Yom HaShoah

Composition and audio © Alexander Massey 15 March 2021 Genesis lists 70 descendants of Noah after the crisis of the Great Flood, and from this, Jewish tradition has it that there are 70 nations of the world, and that we all come from one family. This nigun has 70 notes. We, the Jewish people, are one …

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Chazak, Chazak

Music and audio © Alexander Massey 1 May 2017 These words, based on 2 Samuel 10:11, are traditionally spoken as we finish reading a book of the Torah. They can be translated: “Be strong, be strong, and we shall be strong!” The first half is in the singular, and the second half is in the …

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Nigunim

A nigun is, at its simplest, any melody. However, in my own music, I use this word only when it is wordless, and, most importantly is carefully structured to take the singer(s) and listener(s) on an emotional and spiritual journey, shaped with a specific intention. I have written much more about this in my articles, …

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Hameichin Mitzadei Gaver (‘… who makes our steps firm’)

Music and recording © Alexander Massey 18 July 2020 – All Rights Reserved A musical meditation on the morning blessing for moving mindfully through the world. “In blessing, I kneel to you,coming to the threshold of is-ness/presence,our source of all powers,that rules all that is and eternity;you firm up my steps,giving me your strength and …

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