Nachamu, Nachamu Ami- Take Comfort, my People. These are the words of Isaiah (40:1) after the destruction of the Temple and the words of the Haftarah this week.
Shabbat Nachamu is the Shabbat that follows Tisha b’Av.
Enjoy the music of the Maccabeats as they set these beautiful words to music.
This Shabbat is unique as it comes during our celebration of Hanukkah. The miracles and beauty of each are precious. As we sing and light candles (ten of them in total this evening, including the Shamash and the seven and the two for Shabbat), experience the joy and beauty found in the glowing flames. Remember the words we were taught, “Not by might, not by power, but by My Spirit.”
This particularly interesting moment in history is an important occasion to rededicate ourselves to our ideals and the values we profess.
Tonight as you watch the candles, hold someone in your heart or in your arms, and be grateful.
Experience Hanukkah and Shabbat together.
Below are a couple of more great tunes from two great a capella groups the Maccabeats and Six13.
Chag Urim Sameach and Shabbat Shalom.
Whether you prefer Six13 or the Maccabeats, enjoy these tunes and celebrate Hanukkah!
Chag Urim Sameach!
This Shabbat, Shabbat Mevarchim, we celebrate and bless the start of the new month of Tevet, which starts next week. And at the end of Shabbat, the Havdalah candle will make way for the Hanukkah candles. The days are now getting longer. Light is entering from everywhere.
Leonard Cohen, z”l, wrote in his poem song, Anthem, “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” Although each of us has cracks, that gives each of us the chance to let the light in.
This Shabbat and this Hanukkah, embrace both joy and hope.
Enjoy this wonderful Hanukah music as Six13 and the Maccabeats go head to head.
A Hanukkah throwdown!
Nachamu, Nachamu Ami. The words of Isaiah 40:1,2 form the basis for this song sung by the Maccabeats.
Comfort, Comfort my people says your God.
A beautiful thought to bring us into Shabbat.
A beautiful rendition of Lecha Dodi to the tune of Leonard Cohen’s Halleluyah sung by the incomparable Maccabeats.