Hannah Spiro has been singing and strumming at Washington, D.C. area coffeehouses since she was 13. Now, at 21, she is a fixture in the D.C. music scene, with two secular albums to her credit. Aliyah, her 2010 alt-Jewish CD, is revolutionizing the concept of Jewish music. With a sound that combines elements of folk, pop and rock, Hannah brings to mind such other singer-songwriters as Natalie Merchant and Tegan and Sara. Her songs express a range of feelings and a variety of themes, while conveying her irrepressible energy. Now a senior at the University of Maryland in College Park, Hannah is majoring in Philosophy and Jewish Studies.
Hannah comments on her debut Jewish recording: "'Aliyah' is a Hebrew word that literally means 'going up.' It has connotations of going home, or going to Israel. I feel like this CD is a bit of an aliyah for me -- it's going back to my roots by addressing traditional Jewish prayers, stories, and concepts -- but it's 'going up' by taking these ideas and making them my own, both conceptually and musically. I hope some of this speaks to you, and that you enjoy the songs!"
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SONGS OF THE SPIRIT: THE DEBBIE FRIEDMAN ANTHOLOGY
This amazing anthology collection brings together 45 songs on 2 CDs, spanning over 30 years of Debbie Friedman's trailblazing career. This compilation of re-mastered original songs in Hebrew and English contains favorites from her first fourteen albums, released between 1972 and 2003. Strong, clear vocals, wise and poignant lyrics, and matchless melodies - this collection presents Debbie Friedman at her best, over an astonishing 30 years of music making.
When Peter & Ellen enter your home through this recording you are guaranteed a delightful Shabbat experience filled with fun, engaging, contemplative, and educational songs! These 16 easy to learn original English and Hebrew songs will add a new dimension to the spirituality of your home and worship experiences. You may find yourself tapping your toes, moving to the beat of diverse rhythms, or resting calmly as the feeling of Sabbath peace surrounds you.
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This extraordinary collection of songs for the High Holidays is packed with emotional and uplifting
melodies that elevate the soul and the spirit.