Art and Music
Listen and watch Rabbi Jeff Eisenstat as he demonstrates lighting the Hanukkah menorah. He's also thrown in "O' Hanukkah, O' Hanukkah" whose famous English words were written by Mordecai Kaplan's daughter, Judith Eisenstein.
Type: How to
RRC provides audio clips of the High Holy Day liturgy in downloadable files. These are great for anyone preparing to lead or participate in services for the Days of Awe.
Melody for the penultimate prayer in the Passover Haggadah, Hebrew text, transliteration, translation, and mp3 are provided.
Words and sheet music for three-part vocal harmony for a Hanukkah song about differences between dark and light, good and evil. Music and Lyrics by Margot L. Stein. Arrangement by Elizabeth Bolton.
A song from the closing verses of Psalm 27. Music and English translation written by Rabbi Margot Stein. Arranged and sung by MIRAJ. Audio file, Hebrew text, transliteration, and English translation are provided.
Original music written for Exodus 15:17-18. Introductory text includes Hebrew words, translation, and the author's intention in writing the niggun and his own personal story associated with it. Audio mp3 included.
Type: Dvar Torah
Fast, fun, song about counting the omer. Lyrics and mp3 included.
In her essay of the latest Harmoniyah retreat in November of 2007, Margot Stein reports on the state of Reconstructionist music with its reinvention of tradition and ability to experiment in new territory. Stein also reflects on the use of music as a vehicle for spirituality.