Cantor David Reinwald
B’reishit bara Elohim (breath) eit hashamayim v’eit ha’aretz. In the beginning, God created (breath) the heavens and the earth. -- Genesis 1:1
It’s all in the breath. The breath of creation. The breath of life.
For me personally, as a singer and a cantor, the foundation of everything I do musically relies on the breath.
The Torah opens with a statement, and our natural inclination to breathe between these two chanted phrases also provides a lively embodiment of everything it is trying to say. That breath of creation may be implicit, but it is provided by the...Read More
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