Life Cycle

Jewish lifecycle music

Here is a list of songs to cover a wide range of lifecycle moments: birth & baby blessings, death (including funeral, Yizkor, memorial), bar/bat mitzvah, conversion, weddings, illness & healing, and moments of crisis or heightened need. There are also songs for making sacred space, celebrating joy, and offering general blessings of goodwill. Making sacred […]

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Circumcising conversion candidates – ‘the most unkindest cut of all’ [2019]

My first article on the topic of circumcision was in 2011, and called: “If male, is he circumcised?” Covenant, community, compassion and conscience Jewish boys and the choice not to circumcise Even though circumcision is not a halachic criterion for establishing Jewish status for a boy, there is a strong and widespread religious and social

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Oneg Nigun

Music & audio © Alexander Massey, 23 March 2014 BUY the sheet music (1 or 2 vces + guitar chords) – $2.25 In Jewish life, we take joy seriously! We are reminded that, on Shabbat especially, we should be joyful, prompted by the verse from Isaiah 58:13 – “and call the Sabbath a delight [oneg]”. The

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