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Shabbat Shirah Service + Choir

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Following the Shabbat Evening Service: On the Sabbath of Song we will listen to Torah portion that includes the Biblical poem, Shirat HaYam, the “Song of the Sea.” (Exodus 15:1-18)  The story, loosely told: Thousands of years ago Israelite slaves, bent and burned from brutal work and desert sun, heard Moses saying, “Go ahead, wade in the water, go ahead, cross on over to the promised land.” And they saw Miriam singing and dancing with her drum, saying “Come on over, Sing to God, Shiru Ladonai, for He has hurled the Egyptians, horses and riders, into the sea!” Amazement at this miracle enters every Jewish service: “Mi Chamocha BaEilim Adonai” – Who is like You among the Gods, Worker of wonders! Our Cantor and Choir will augment the service with additional piyyutim (prayer poems) to reflect the radical turning point of the story. From Slavery to Freedom.

Earlier Event: January 23
Choir - Rehearsal
Later Event: January 26
Torah Study