Bar’khu (Samuel Adler) 1:13
Ahavat olam (Samuel Adler) 1:56
Ahavat olam (Aminadav Aloni) 2:36
Sh’ma yisra’el (Samuel Adler) 1:34
Sh’ma yisra’el and V’ahavta (Debbie Friedman) 3:36
And Thou Shalt Love (Debbie Friedman) 2:36
V’ahavta and Mi khamokha (Samuel Adler) 3:36
Mi khamokha (Debbie Friedman) 1:45
Hashkivenu (Sol Zim) 4:13
Hashkivenu (Craig Taubman) 3:17



Sung in Hebrew

Worship the Lord, to whom all worship is due.
Worshiped be the Lord, who is to be worshiped for all eternity.


You have loved the House of Israel, Your people, with an abiding love—teaching us Your Torah and commandments, Your statutes and judgments. Therefore, upon our retiring for the night and upon our arising, we will contemplate Your teachings and rejoice for all time in the words of Your Torah and its commandments. For they are the essence of our life and the length of our days. We will meditate on them day and night. May Your love never leave us. You are worshiped, O Lord, who loves His people Israel.


Listen, Israel! The Lord is our God.
The Lord is the only God—His unity is His essence.
Worshiped and honored be the very name of His kingdom forever and ever.


You shall love the Lord, Your God, with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your might. Take to heart these words with which I command and charge you this day. Teach them to your children. Recite them at home and when away, when you lie down [to sleep at night] and when you arise. Bind them as a sign on your hand and to serve as a symbol between your eyes [on your forehead]; inscribe them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

In order that you shall remember and observe all my commandments and be holy before your God. I am the lord your God who brought you out of the Land of Egypt to be your Lord. I, the Lord, am Your God.


Who, among all the mighty, can be compared with You, O Lord? Who is like You, glorious in Your holiness, awesome beyond praise, performing wonders? When You rescued the Israelites at the Sea of Reeds, splitting the sea in the presence of Moses, Your children beheld Your majestic power and said: “This is our God: The Lord will reign for all eternity.” It is also said: “Just as You delivered the people Israel from military power, so also may You redeem all humanity from oppression.” You are worshiped, O Lord, who redeemed Israel. Amen.


Cause us, O Lord, our God, to retire for the evening in peace and then again to arise unto life, O our King, and spread Your canopy of peace over us. Direct us with Your counsel and save us for the sake of Your name. Be a shield around us. Remove from our midst all enemies, plague, sword, violence, famine, hunger, and sorrow. And also remove evil temptation from all around us, sheltering us in the shadow of Your protecting wings. For indeed You are a gracious and compassionate King. Guard our going and coming, for life and in peace, from now on and always. Spread over us the sheltering canopy of Your peace. You are worshiped, O Lord (He is worshiped, and His name is worshiped), who spreads the canopy of peace over us and over all Your people Israel, and over all Jerusalem. Amen.



Composer: Samuel Adler
Composer: Aminadav Aloni
Composer: Debbie Friedman
Composer: Craig Taubman Composer: Sol Zim
Genre: Liturgical

Performers: Samuel Adler, Conductor;  Roslyn Jhunever Barak, Mezzo-soprano;  Barbara Harbach, Organ;  Rochester Singers;  Aminadav Aloni, Conductor;  Valley Chamber Singers;  Bob Cohen, Drums;  Debbie Friedman, Soloist and Lead Guitar;  Mark Leonard, Bass Guitar;  Brad Momsen, Piano;  '72 Camerata of Highland Park Senior High School, St. Paul, Minnesota;  Rolf Barnes, Keyboards and Instruments;  Hollis Hills Jewish Center Nashir B'kol Choir;  Sol Zim, Cantor;  Craig Taubman's Friday Night Live ensemble;  Craig Taubman

Date Recorded: 05/01/1992
Venue: Kilbourn Hall/Eastman School of Music (B), University of Rochester, New York
Engineer: Dusman, David
Assistant Engineer: Isaacson, Michael
Project Manager: Isaacson, Michael
Date Recorded: 01/01/1999
Venue: Visionary Studios, Los Angeles
Engineer: Jergenson, Kris
Date Recorded: 11/30/-0001
Venue: San Diego, California
Engineer: Ron Campton, George Fogelman
Assistant Engineer: Friedman, Randee
Date Recorded: 05/01/1993
Venue: Debbie Friedman's studio, San Diego, CA
Assistant Engineer: Isaacson, Michael
Date Recorded: 01/01/2012
Venue: HyperStudio, West Hampstead, New York
Engineer: Kantor, Eiton
Date Recorded: 01/01/1999
Venue: Dog House Studio, Studio City, California
Assistant Engineer: Michael Turner and Craig Taubman


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