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A Pandemic Playlist: Jewish and Secular Songs for This Moment

A Pandemic Playlist: Jewish and Secular Songs for This Moment

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The writer and philosopher Aldous Huxley once wrote, “After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” 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.

Take a listen to this playlist of music, curated for this moment, as it lifts you, holds you, and may just make you laugh. 

For a closer look at one of the tunes on this list, read “The Jewish Song That Comforts Me in Uncertain Times” by Rabbi Alex Kress.

Rabbi Esther L. Lederman is the Union for Reform Judaism's director of congregational innovation and sits on the Central Conference of American Rabbis' task force on the experience of women in the rabbinate. She is a board member of from T’ruah, an organization that trains and mobilizes clergy and their communities to advance human rights in North America, Israel, and the occupied territories. 

Rabbi Esther L. Lederman
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