Connections

my songs connecting to upcoming Torah portions:

Bereshit (Gen. 1:1-6:8): “Sparks” (song video with lyrics below; lyrics)

Vayera (Gen. 18:1-22:24): “Two Pockets” (music; lyrics)

Chayei Sara (Gen. 23:1-25:18): “Highest Praise” (song video with lyrics below)

Vayetzei (Gen. 28:10-32:3): “Give Thanks” (music; lyrics)

Vayishlach (Gen. 32:4-36:43): “Cholent”

Beshalach (Exod. 13:17-17:16): “Tearin’ the Sea” (music; lyrics), “When An Enemy Dies”

Yitro (Exod. 18:1-20:23): “Nothing in Between” (music; lyrics), “Deep and Wide” (music; lyrics)

Mishpatim (Exod. 21:1-24:18): “Fallow Field” (lyric video; gallery)

Terumah (Exod. 25:1-27:19): “What We’ll Bring (Let Us Sing)” (music)

Vayikra (Lev. 1:1-5:26): “Rowboat” (music; lyrics; gallery)

Kedoshim (Lev. 19:1-20:27): “Feathers” (music; lyrics), “Commentary”

Emor (Lev. 21:1-24:23): “Apples and Honey”

Behar (Lev. 25:1-26:2): “Shabbos Keeps the Jews” (music; lyrics); “Fallow Field” (lyric video), “Let Go (Take Down the Fences)” (music)

Beha’alotcha (Num. 8:1-12:16): “Feathers” (music, lyrics), “Healing Song” (song video)

Korach (Num. 16:1-18:32): “2 Jews 3 Opinions” (music; lyrics)

Va’et’chanan (Deut. 3:23-7:11): “Nothing in Between” (music; lyrics), “Walkin’ on Shabbos”, “All”

Re’eh (Deut. 11:26-16:17): “Right Messiah” (music; lyrics), “Kind” (music; lyrics)

Shoftim (Deut. 16:18-21:9): “Cholent”

Ki Teitzei (Deut. 21:10-25:19): “Feathers” (music; lyrics)

Nitzavim (Deut. 29:9-30:20): “Everyone” (music; lyrics)

Vayeilech (Deut. 31:1-30): “Seven Circles” (music; lyrics; gallery)

Ha’azinu (Deut. 32:1-52): “The Stone” (music; lyrics)

also, holiday connections….

January/February (15 Shevat) Tu Bishvat: “Rowboat” (music; lyrics; gallery)

January 27 International Holocaust Remembrance Day: “One-Way Train” (music; lyrics), “Stack the Stones” (music; lyrics), “Jackie’s Tattoo”

early March is National Day of Unplugging and NJOP’s Shabbat Across America: “Shabbos Keeps the Jews” (music; lyrics); “Fallow Field” (lyric video; gallery)

March/April (15-22 Nisan) Passover: “Tearin’ the Sea” (music; lyrics), “Delivered”, “When An Enemy Dies”

April 22 Earth Day:  “Rowboat” (music; lyrics; gallery)

April/May (27 Nisan) Yom Hashoah: “One-Way Train” (music; lyrics), “Stack the Stones” (music; lyrics), “Jackie’s Tattoo”

May Yom Ha’atzma’ut (May 14; 5 Iyar) Israel Independence Day: “Sederot Sky” (lyrics), “Jerusalem”, “Break” (ensemble performance with lyric below)

May/June (6-7 Sivan) Shavuot: “Nothing in Between” (music; lyrics), “Hardly Have to Try”

July/August (9 Av) Tisha B’Av:  “Temples” (music; lyrics), “Deep and Wide” (music; lyrics), “Lights Lead Home” (music; lyrics), “Talking to the Wall”

Sept/Oct (1-2 Tishrei) Rosh Hashana:  “Apples and Honey”

Sept/Oct (23 Tishrei) Simchat Torah: “Seven Circles” (music; lyrics; gallery)

late November (4th Thursday) Thanksgiving: “Give Thanks” (music; lyrics)

several communities hold an annual month of Clean Speech:  “Feathers” (music; lyrics)