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Shalom aleikhem (Israel Goldfarb) 2:27
Shalom aleikhem (William Sharlin) 1:11
Shalom aleikhem (Sol Zim) 2:10
Shalom aleikhem (Jack Gottlieb) 3:05
Eshet ḥayil (Michael Isaacson) 3:12
A Woman of Valor (Samuel Adler) 1:32
Tzur mishello akhalnu (R. Williams, arranger) 3:30
Ya ribbon olam (R. Williams, arranger) 7:02
 

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SHALOM ALEIKHEM

Peace be upon you, angels of the Most High and Exalted One,
Of the King of Kings, the Holy One, praised be He.

May your coming be for the sake of peace, angels of peace, messengers of the Most High,
Of the King of Kings, the Holy One, praised be He.

Bless me with peace, angels of peace, messengers of the Most High,
Of the King of Kings, the Holy One, praised be He.

And may your departure be for peace, angels of peace, messengers of the Most High,
Of the King of Kings, the Holy One, praised be He.

A WOMAN OF VALOR

Based on the English translation from The Holy Scriptures, The Jewish Publication Society, 1955

Eshet ḥayil mi yimtza?
A woman of valor who can find?—for her price is far above rubies.
She looks well to the ways of her household, and eats not the bread of idleness.
The heart of her husband trusts safely in her.
She does him good, she does him no evil.

She girds her loins with strength,
She strengthens her arms, stretches out her hands,
Yea, she reaches forth her hands to the needy.
Strength and honor clothe her, and she shall rejoice in time to come.

She opens her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
She stretches out her hand to the poor; yea, she reaches forth to the needy.
Her children call her blessed.

Grace is deceitful and beauty is vain,
But the woman who fears the Lord shall be praised.

Many daughters have done valiantly,
But you excel them all.

TZUR MISHELLO AKHALNU

Let us bless the Rock from whose bounty we have eaten. Our Shepherd and Father nourishes His universe; we have eaten His bread and drunk His wine. Therefore let us thank Him and proclaim: "There is none as holy as God!" Let us also thank and worship Him, as the source of blessings, for the good land He gave our fathers ... Be merciful in Your kindness upon Your nation — upon Zion, the place of Your glory and splendor. May we soon be redeemed. May the Merciful and Sanctified One be worshipped and exalted over a cup of wine worthy of His blessing.

YA RIBBON OLAM

God, You are the Master of the universe—this world and all worlds; You are the King who reigns over all kings. You perform powerful and wondrous acts, and it is a joy for us to sing, to declare Your praise.

Let me arrange the singing of praises to You morning and evening, holy God, You, who created all life—holy angels as well as mankind, beasts of the field and of the sky.

[REFRAIN: God, You are the Master of the universe—this world and all worlds.]

Your works and acts are great and powerful, making humble the mighty, straightening those who are bent. Were people to live for thousands of years, they would yet be unable to comprehend the immensity of Your power.
[REFRAIN]

[God of honor and greatness] protect Your sheep from the lions, and bring Your people out of exile—the nation You chose from among all others.
[REFRAIN]

Return to Your holy Temple and to the “Holy of Holies,” the place where the spirit and soul of Israel will rejoice and sing songs and praises: Jerusalem, the city magnificent.
[REFRAIN]


 

Credits

Composer: Samuel Adler
Composer: Rabbi Israel Goldfarb
Composer: Jack Gottlieb
Composer: Michael Isaacson
Composer: William Sharlin
Composer: Simon Spiro
Composer: Roderick Williams Composer: Sol Zim
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Genre: Liturgical

Performers: Neil Levin, Conductor;  Schola HebraeicaSimon Spiro, Cantor;  Zephir: Voices Unbound;  Rolf Barnes, Keyboards and Instruments;  Hollis Hills Jewish Center Nashir B'kol Choir;  Sol Zim, Cantor;  Cheryl Bensman-Rowe, Soprano;  Neil Farrell, Tenor;  Metropolitan Brass Ensemble;  New York Motet ChoirStephen Sturk, Conductor;  Pen Fang, Piano;  Patrick Gardner, Conductor;  Kirkpatrick ChoirRoslyn Jhunever Barak, Cantor;  Barbara Harbach, Organ;  Coro HebraeicoAmy Goldstein, Soprano

Date Recorded: 07/01/2001
Venue: New West End Synagogue (C), London, UK
Engineer: Bertram Kornacher and Morgan Roberts
Assistant Engineer: Hamza, Andreas
Assistant Engineer: Weir, Simon
Project Manager: Levin, Neil
Date Recorded: 10/01/2000
Venue: Temple Israel of Hollywood, California
Engineer: Joe Bellamy, Peace in the Valley Studio
Assistant Engineer: Redford, J.A.C.
Date Recorded: 01/01/2012
Venue: Ultima Studios, Blauvelt, New York
Date Recorded: 10/01/1990
Venue: Union Theological Seminary, New York, New York
Engineer: Liberman, Mikhail
Assistant Engineer: Leavitt, Michael
Date Recorded: 05/11/1992
Venue: Eastman School of Music, Rochester NY
Assistant Engineer: Isaacson, Michael
Co-Producer: Adler, Samuel
Date Recorded: 07/01/2001
Venue: St. Paul's Church (C), Knightsbridge, London, UK
Engineer: Campbell Hughes and Morgan Roberts
Assistant Engineer: Hamza, Andreas
Assistant Engineer: Weir, Simon
Project Manager: Levin, Neil

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