Interfaith Jewish music

Jewish texts offer rich opportunities for interfaith thinking, dialogue and encounters. Many Jewish prayer texts and Biblical verses, including the psalms, speak to universal human experience and spiritual yearning. Some are part of our regular liturgy; it is interesting to note how many could fit an interfaith context. Some Jewish texts specifically affirm inclusivity and […]

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B’makom She’ein Anashim

Composition & recording © Alexander Massey 6 Feb 2021 – All Rights Reserved BUY the sheet music (voice & piano) – $4.95 בּמָקוֹם שֶּׁאֵין אֳנָשִׁום, הִשְׁתַּדֵּל לִהְיוֹת אִישׁ B’makom she’ein anashim, hishtadeil lih’yot ish. Pirkei Avot / Ethics of the Fathers 2:5 As with so much Hebrew, a literal translation of this verse fails to

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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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Society for Old Testament Study Conference, Oxford University July 2019

Performance of Mah Gadlu (Ps 92) by Worcester College Choir, and first performances of Barchi Nafshi (Ps 103) and Shiru Ladonai (Ps 96) by Alexander Massey and Matthew Faulk as part of the final Psalms Concert. The Society for Old Testament Study (SOTS) is “a learned society of professional scholars and others committed to the study of the

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Im Ein Ani Li

Music and recording © Alexander Massey 2012 BUY the sheet music – $3.95 (lead sheet) Pirkei Avot 1:14 אִם אֵין אֲנִי לִי, מִי לִי וּכְשֶׁאֲנִי לְעַצְמִי, מָה אֲנִי וְאִם לֹא עַכְשָׁיו, אֵימָתָי If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, what am I? And if

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