All new songs based on the ancient sources.
Hoping they might foster mental and spiritual well being, bring folks closer to the rich sources of Judaism, and encourage Jews and all people to sing out and strive for our shared universal values of justice and peace -- for all humankind.
released October 13, 2011
Lyrics, translations, music, vocals: Aiton Birnbaum
Drums, percussion: Nir Segal
Guitars, bass, keyboard, wind & string instruments, add. vocals: Reuven Hayoon
Vocals recording: Sharon Ifat
Arrangement: Reuven Hayoon
Recording and mastering: Oov Studios
To my parents, Rabbi Ervin & Hadassa Birnbaum who surrounded us with Judaism & Jewish music, for all their love and support; to Liel, Dafni, Dani & Bat ella (my role models); and to my wonderful kids, Sheer, Yami, and Meshi, and all their beautiful cousins (b"h). Remembering my grandparents who also brought Judaism and song into our lives; Uncle Lloyd Halperin, and Uncle Frank Birnbaum, holocaust survivor & life-long Cantor: "And the Melody Lingers On."
Love & thanks to Miki & Elisheva, Shai Dayan, Shiri Argov, Yossef Hadar, Liat Lev & family, sculptress Shula Shoval & Prof. Aharon Mamman; to H.I.L.I. & Rosedale Jewish Center; Midreshet Sde Boker Nativ Angli; to Stan & Donna Messer, Joe Rosenstein, David Rogoff, Pam & Jerry Dorman-Langer and Jeff and Lori Axelbank-Freedman of the Highland Park NJ Minyan; to Ruth Schulman & my teachers at Rutgers-GSAPP; to the UCLA Westwood Bayit & Temple Sinai, San Jose; and to the good folks at Sodastream, Nike-Israel, & Divorcing Peacefully; to Shearim-Netanya, Pardes-Pardessiya, Beth Israel Netanya, and to Sharon Ifat, Nir Segal & especially Reuven Hayoon (Oov).
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