A Song and a Thought with Ari Goldwag
By Ari Goldwag
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Our sages teach that the gate of music is right below the gate of repentance. Music has the power to lift us from the deepest depths to the highest heights. A natural complement to music's power is the the awesome power of the Torah whose message can stir our soul and awaken it to soar ever higher, lifting us at the same time from the mundane and giving us a new perspective on life.
||CleanKi Lo Yitosh||This song was composed by Elli Kranzler and sung by Mordechai Ben David on his album Hineni. The words are כי לא יטוש ה' עמו ונחלתו לא יעזוב. ה' הושיעה המלך יעננו ביום קראנו - Hashem will not push away Hi||12/17/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBilvavi||This song was composed by Rav Shmuel Brazil, and the words are attributed to Sefer Charedim. The words are בלבבי משכן אבנה להדר כבודו ולמשכן מזבח אשים לקרני הודו ולנר תמיד אקח לי את אש העקי||12/14/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHineh Ma Tov||This Chassidic song testifies to the great joy that unity brings. The words are הנה מה טוב ומה נעים שבת אחים גם יחד - how good and how nice is it when brothers sit together. When we look for the good in our friends and neighbors||12/9/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKol Haolam||This song was composed by Rabbi Baruch Chait, and is probably one of the most well known Chassidic songs in Jewish and Israeli culture today. The words are from Rabbi Nachman - כל העולם כולו גשר צר מאד והעיקר לא לפחד - the w||12/4/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMitzvah Gedolah||The words to this song were said by Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, and they are so foundational. מצוה גדולה להיות בשמחה תמיד - it is imperative to always be joyous! When we appreciate what we do and the spiritual gains that come with mit||12/1/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAna Hashem||This song, composed by Shlomo Carlebach, contains the secret to living a meaningful life. It is the recognition that in order to be masters of ourselves, we must make ourselves subservient to Hashem's Will. This in turn frees us from our desires and subse||11/26/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
this is very inspiring
i like jewish music, some of theese songs i hadnt heard in a while it is great to hear these great classics, could you please put more onto this podcast,, it hasnt been updated in a very long time.
Your music has been a great blessing for me. I really appreciate your commentary in English!!
Thank you, shalom
This podcast is wonderful for Jews of all backgrounds to get a taste of classic Jewish music. Thanks so much!