New Debbie Friedman CD Shacharit Prayers

AsYouGoOnYouWay" Debbie Friedman has released a new CD “As You Go On Your Way: Schacharit –The Morning Prayers”. This just released CD has a combination of Debbie’s compositions and melodies to the liturgical texts of the Shacharit, the morning service. Some of the songs on the album are new, but many were composed as long ago as 1972. In a way this retrospective is a perspective piece. The “traditional” repetitions, for example are where the text is more traditional (for example, in the Amidah, the Imahot are included in the non- traditional setting.) The album helps the listener integrate the familiar tunes of Friedman with some chanting of segments of the service. Friedman states in her album “By praying we can understand how each Bracha, each blessing, helps us build a balanced and grateful life. Drawing on our ancient yet connected past, we ignite aspirations for holiness, wisdom, personal and communal redemption, pleading for health and healing, for ourselves and others.” Her website is has information on ordering the disk. She also has a free download of the album booklet insert.