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White headphones around a plastic heart against a bright blue background

For many of us, words seem inadequate to describe how we are feeling at this very moment. It is music that can carry us, support us, and hold out the possibility of hope and a better future.

Rabbi Esther Lederman
Closeup of a hand strumming a guitar

This song provides us with a musical roadmap: Give fear room to process, but do not let it take root; humbly accept the unnatural and urgent circumstances before us; and then, put one foot in front of the other, sing with gusto, and digitally embrace your people.

Rabbi Alex Kress
Cantor David Berger smiling and strumming a guitar

Meet Cantor David Berger, the cantor at Chicago’s KAM Isaiah Israel and ReformJudaism.org’s current Ten Minutes of Torah commentator for the Book of Leviticus.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Group of children in costumes under a sign reading THE LITTLE MERMAIDELEH

What makes for the perfect Purim-spiel? Cantor Marnie Camhi, who serves Temple Beth Miriam in Elberon, N.J., has become a bit of an expert. 

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Debbie Friedman

Editor's Note: This piece was originally published on January 13, 2011, immedately following the death of beloved Jewish musician Debbie Friedman, z"l.

Linda K. Wertheimer
Silhouette of a pregnant person against a brightly colored sunset

Singing during pregnancy is not without challenges, to say the least. Our bodies go through an amazing transformation during pregnancy, and many of them affect the voice.

Cantor Sheila Nesis
Posed photo the The Soul Children and director Walt Whitman posing with the staff of Am Shalom synagogue

Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein, senior rabbi of Am Shalom on Glencoe, IL, has a special relationship with Dr. Walt Whitman and his celebrated youth gospel choir, The Soul Children of Chicago, which will be performing at the upcoming Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) Biennial.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
The author's father, with bowling ball, and his bowling team in Harrisburg, PA

My father became a birthright citizen quite by accident, and without it, I wouldn’t be here. I don’t mean I wouldn’t be in the U.S.; I probably wouldn’t exist at all.

Rosanne Ullman
The author in a scene from her one-woman show, "Bubby's Kitchen"

As the granddaughter of two remarkable partisan resistance fighters, I often wonder if who I am is enough and whether or not I am living up to my truest self. 

Cantor Shira Ginsburg
David Broza in concert

David Broza, singer-songwriter, peace activist, and Israel’s native son, has been charming audiences worldwide with his folk and rock music for more than four decades.

Jo-Ann Mort

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