There is no other music collection like this.
Edited by Merri Lovinger Arian and published by Synagogue 2000, R’fuah Sh’leimah was compiled in response to a growing need from synagogues of all denominations, in response to all who yearn for the nearness of God.
The 175-page volume of solos, simple chants, choral arrangements and participatory folk music provides complete vocal lines and either guitar chords or full piano scores. Many of today’s finest composers are represented including Jeff Klepper, Debbie Friedman and Bonia Shur.
The five sections are introduced by personal notes from Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, Rabbi William Cutter, Rabbi Rachel Cowan, Rabbi Simkha Weintraub, Debbie Friedman, Rabbi Shefa Gold, and Cantor Scott Colbert
- Mostly Psalms contains 7 deeply personal sources of hope and strength
- From the Liturgy contains 9 gems of song and prayer that link a sufferer’s lonely voice to an eternal, caring chorus
- Mi Shebeirach contains 13 life-affirming prayers that give us the words we need to address our pain
- Chant as Healing contains 6 entrances into expanded states of consciousness where we can access our power to bless and heal
- Inspired Poetry contains 13 healing verses to embolden our spirits and soothing our wounded hearts
Editor Merri Lovinger Arian is Director of Music for Synagogue 2000, and teaches at the Hebrew Union College School of Sacred Music. Her life-enhancing CD — Nefesh: Songs of the Soul — is also available.
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