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Last week a group of 150 people from all walks of life gathered in Toronto to perform a version of the Canadian national anthem … in Yiddish. It’s really something. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CarKYJ71lII Apparently, the June 6 performance, perhaps the first of its kind, began as an idea that quickly swelled into a collective mission. Hindy Nosek-Abelson, a Toronto-based writer who translated “O Canada” from...
A beautiful children’s song performed in Yiddish by Bobe Adina. Butterfly, Song from poet Beyle Schechter Gottessman; and song from Jewish Folklore, ' Under the little tree'.  The first describes a butterfly jumping from flower to flower and the beauty of this.  The second is a song describing first boys and then girls seating under a tree and confiding little stories...
A beautiful children’s song performed in Yiddish by Bobe Adina. The Mouse - A mouse got into the house of another and makes believe he is the boss. The owner is uncomfortable to have him as a neighbor, sharing all his food and space. But the mouse confesses that he is really afraid to live outdoors in the field. http://209.95.38.180/stm/complete/334-10a.mp3 This song...
A beautiful children’s song performed in Yiddish by Bobe Adina. The Telephone - Mixing classical  music with  the melody of Soler's song, a fox mommy is described as a very homey busy- body doing everything at home. That day however, her telephone is interrupting her non-stop and very irritatingly she must leave her chores. At the end, she hears a...
A beautiful children’s song performed in Yiddish by Bobe Adina. The Bread - Song from the Jewish folklore, a father brings home just one loaf of bread that all must share.  Each child, and they are 8, can only have a little piece and the little one only the crust.  But accepting the division, they all get something and they do...
A beautiful children’s song performed in Yiddish by Bobe Adina. Firemen Mouse - Valiant firemen-mouse that run to help out and save a mouse-girl as she jumps from the fire. They do not get distracted by cheese snacks or by the menacing cats. http://209.95.38.180/stm/complete/334-3a.mp3 This song is part of the album “Talzi”, Cri-Cri songs and traditional songs for children in Yiddish. Fayerlesher -...
A beautiful children's song performed in Yiddish by Bobe Adina. Dove - A nice girly-dove meets a male- dove who she wants to be friend.  He seems too stuck up to notice her but she persists:  and she explains what friendship is and suggests to him that he may want to think into the future and accept her offer --...
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In a garage-turned-recording studio, Sam Glaser spends his days — and many nights — producing albums for himself and others. On the road, however, this married father of three has an alter-ego, performing upwards of 50 shows a year in as many cities. His current tour, “Live 25,” marks a quarter-century of performing Jewish rock across the country at shuls,...
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The Shadows of Jerusalem As the historic center of Judaism and a spiritual anchor for Jews around the world, the city of Jerusalem is a highly symbolic place. Its significance is embodied in expressions like “Next year in Jerusalem,” said every year at the conclusion of Passover and High Holy observances across the world. “They were always in some kind of...
The Australian-born singer-songwriter Ben Lee has been on a lifelong spiritual quest. He was raised at a Modern Orthodox Jewish school, studied Taoism, and was married in a Hindu ceremony. Now he’s released an album called "Ben Lee Sings About Islam For The Whole Family." The songs are sunny and uplifting, and draw from Islamic folk tales, Sufi poetry and...

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