Hamakom Y’naheim

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[Welcoming mourners to the Friday evening


Hamakom y’naheim etkhem
b’tokh sh’ar av’lei tziyon virushalayim.
Min ha-shamayim t’nuhamu.

May God comfort you among the mourners
of Zion and Jerusalem.
May Heaven comfort you.


from L'dor Vador, released October 10, 2016
Elliot Weiss, arr. Oran Eldor

Elliot Weiss (1952–)
Mr. Weiss’s works include Bittersuite: Songs of Experience, winner of the Off-B’way MAC award for Best Musical; The Witch of Wall Street, recipient of the Eugene O’Neill Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre; and the oratorio Dori: The Life and Times of Theodore Herzl, featuring lyrics by Eric Blau, creator of Jacques Brel. Mr. Weiss is currently at work on an opera based on the holocaust memoirs of Dr. Thomas Nyiszli with a libretto by noted author Leslie Epstein. He has also recently completed a sequel to Bittersuite entitled Bittersuite: Songs of More Experience, exploring the humorous side of growing older.



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Cantor Azi Schwartz New York, New York

Azi Schwartz is the Cantor of Park Avenue Synagogue in New York City, the flagship of Jewish liturgical music in the US.

Born and raised in Israel, Cantor Azi Schwartz has performed on prestigious stages worldwide.

He is a teacher of Cantorial music, and a father of three children.
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