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Hodu: Jewish Rhythms from Baghdad to India, with songs for Shabbat and holidays
“Hodu,” in Hebrew, means both “India” and “Praise God!”—an appropriate double entendre for a community that thrived in the most benevolent of diasporas. This compilation of songs for Shabbat and holidays features a blend of ancient texts, authentic melodies and contemporary rhythms. Hebrew texts and English translations included.
Featuring: Rahel Musleah and Alan Iny, vocals; Maurice Chedid, oud; Amir Chehade, percussion; Michael Hess, violin and kanoun. Arrangements by Marsha Bryan Edelman.
Apples and Pomegranates: A Family Seder for Rosh Hashanah
A fun and engaging Rosh Hashanah family seder guide. On Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, it is traditional to dip apples and honey in hopes of a sweet New Year. Jews around the world share other foods as well - such as pomegranates, pumpkins, beets, and dates -- foods that grow abundantly and symbolize prosperity. Author Rahel Musleah, who grew up in Calcutta, India, presents a Rosh Hashanah seder observed throughout the world. This special service incorporates blessings, songs, and even folk tales related to each of the eight foods eaten, and will guide participants through this joyous seder. Traditional holiday recipes are included.