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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Healing playlist

Adonai Adonai (Ex 34:6-7) – the 13 attributes of mercy Ana Eil Na / Please Bring Healing (Num 12:13) – “Please bring healing to body and soul; God, who blessed in times of old, make us whole.” Ashrei Yoshvei (Ps 84:5) – “Happy are they who dwell in Your house; they praise You forever.” Elohai …

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