Our February 7th service celebrated Shabbat Shirah, “Sabbath of Song”, which featured the music of Debbie Friedman, a well-known singer/songwriter of Jewish songs and melodies who passed away in 2011 at the age of 59. Rabbi Lawton led the Shabbat prayers and the Torah portion containing the Israelites’ successful crossing of the Sea of Reeds (Red Sea), while Cantorial Soloist Mike Robbins gave a musical sermon with assistance from several Beth Ami members.
While the majority of Debbie Friedman’s songs contained lyrics familiar to most of us, some of her beautiful melodies were new to us. One of Debbie Friedman’s most well-known songs is Mi Shebeirach, the prayer for healing that we sing during every Shabbat service. If you are interested in learning more about how Debbie came to write Mi Shebeirach, please tap/click here.
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