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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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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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Shabbat Shalom (round)

Music and Audio © Alexander Massey 16 March 2012 4 part round, 16 bars BUY the sheet music – $2.25 (lead sheet) – print as many copies as you like for your own performance, but please encourage your friends and colleagues to buy their own copies from this site.

Shalom (chant/round)

Music and Audio © Alexander Massey 12 April 2013 I made this 2 part round up during a Saturday morning service at the end of the Amidah, after the final blessing, as an alternative to Elohai N’tzor, Yih’yu L’ratson, or Oseh Shalom. It’s simple, and instantly learnable.

Havayah S’fatai Tiftach (chant)

Music and audio © Alexander Massey 20 Oct 2014 BUY the sheet music – $4.50 (2 copies @ $2.25) Havayah, Sh’chinah, Adonai,S’fatai tiftach,Ufi yagid t’hilatecha. All-That-Is-Was-And-Shall-Be, In-Dwelling Presence, Yah,Open my lips, And my mouth will declare Your Praise. For many years, I have joined with my community to say the Amidah, beginning it with the verse from Ps …

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