September 4th, 2010 by Melina

It’s that time again. . .

In just a few hours it’ll be time for Selichot. Which means a few things.

1. I’ll be up late. The service starts at midnight.

2. It’s almost Rosh Hashanah. Which means it’s almost Yom Kippur. And then Sukkot and its string of holidays. And then Simchat Torah. Yikes.

3. I’ll be hearing / singing some fantastic music.

Let’s chat about #3, shall we? I blogged about some of the music last year. So here’s a bit more, via Yoel Ben-Simhon. He used to be part of my synagogue, and I miss his music a lot.

There are actually several songs in this video, all having to do with forgiveness, which is the basic theme of tonight. Most are sung in the Moroccan style, which you know I adore. (Remember Ruth’s meatball recipe?)

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And I must say, the photos are pretty interesting. But my favorite part is hearing the dumbek (the percussion).

Well, here’s hoping that 5771 is a happy, healthy and peaceful year for all.

Happy New Year! / Shana Tovah! / !שנה טובה

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3 Responses

  1. Pamela Cayne

    Happy Selichot! (Is that correct?)

  2. Karen Pinco

    Shana Tovah!
    Headed to the river?

  3. Melina

    Not sure where I’ll do tashlik this year. I’ve done the huge event at Riverside Park, with the thousands of people and the police supervision. It’s a bit much.

    The fish really get fed that day.

    Last year, I did it privately in Prospect Park. It was really nice.

    Shana Tovah to you and your family!

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