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CHORUS There is hope, there is healing There is peace and there is blessing There is hope, there is healing There is peace and there is blessing When the waters are wide…and you… Cannot reach the other side Should your courage run dry… CHORUS What you try to endure When the future’s unsure Believe there’s something more… CHORUS BRIDGE Yesh tikvah yesh r’fuah Yesh shalom v’yesh b’racha. Na…na There is hope, there is healing There is peace and there is blessing
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So May It Be 04:11
For everyone who lives in fear we pray for your strength For every man who lives in pain we pray for you the same For each and everyone who seeks a healing of the heart We offer up this prayer for you taking one step closer to G-d So may it be So may it be So may it be So may it be For anyone who is in need, this prayer is said for you For all of us who know loss and grief and don’t know what to do For every season there is prayer to guide us in our days I hope this song we sing together here will bless you in every way. So may it be So may it be So may it be So may it be
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Peace Song 03:25
Peace across the mighty waters Peace to all your sons and daughters Write it in a rainbow across the sky Peace across the thunderous mountains Peace through lines and walls and bastions Write it in a rainbow across the sky And we, will not wait for change And we, will not wait for change And we will not wait for change to come around Peace through morning’s yellow rays And peace at evening’s blue-purple haze Write it in a rainbow across the sky Peace throughout your holy lands And peace to those who understand Write it in a rainbow across the sky And we, will not wait for change And we, will not wait for change And we will not wait for change to come around ooh…. Peace through politics and “isms” Peace to all of those imprisoned Write it in a rainbow across the sky Find it in your righteous stories Don’t be fooled by dreams of glory Write it in a rainbow across the sky And we, will not wait for change And we, will not wait for change And we will not wait for change to come around Ooh….
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Oh Heart of mine lost and find My home is sometimes near and sometimes far, It’s always changing Oh heart of mine take the time, To feel the sadness love is always near It seems they go together Chorus The walls are coming down and down and down And life is going round and round and round And love it will be found and found and found It’s all inside of you Oh moon of mine to see you shine is like as if to wish upon a star I’m so glad to see you Oh moon of mine the night is time for love and wonder Spread across the sky, what would we do without you Chorus Oh friend of mine eyes that shine and help me feel that I am not alone How can I ever thank you Oh friend of mine space nor time will break the bond that Holds my heart with yours, I’ll always love you
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Footprints 03:08
Last night I had a dream that I’ve come to understand I was walking with God along the shore, in the sand And above me in the sky were scenes flashing from my past And behind me in the sand two sets of footprints still would last One of God’s, and one of mine. When the last scene of my life left its mark upon the sky I looked back at all the footprints and I had to wonder why For I saw that there were times as I traveled through my life When it seemed I walked alone in my times of pain and strife And so I questioned the LORD, did I misunderstand If I would follow You, You’d walk with me, hold my hand… Then a still small voice echoed through the air Saying, “I am here with you, I did not leave you, I do care. My precious, precious child when the footprints are not two It was then that I was closest – It was then that I carried you.”
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One Voice 03:18
This is the sound of one voice One spirit, one voice The sound of one who makes a choice This is the sound of one voice This is the sound of voices two The sound of me singing with you Helping each other to make it through This is the sound of voices two This is the sound of voices three Singing together in harmony Surrendering to the mystery This is the sound of voices three This is the sound of all of us Singing with love and the will to trust Leave the rest behind it will turn to dust This is the sound of all of us This is the sound of one voice One people, one voice A song for every one of us This is the sound of one voice This is the sound of one voice
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The Hope 07:37
This is the hope The hope is still real A Jewish home In Israel This our time We stand as one If not now when We must be strong Our hearts turn to the East This is the hope that holds us together Hatikvah, the hope that will last forever This is the hope that holds us together Hatikvah, the hope is still real This is the hope 2000 years We pray for freedom Through pain and tears This is our faith This is our voice This is our promise This is our choice Our hearts turn to the East This is the hope that holds us together Hatikvah, the hope that will last forever This is the hope that holds us together Hatikvah, the hope is still real Hatikvah, the hope is real Hatikvah, our hope, Israel Lih’yot am chofshi b’artzenu, b’artzenu eretz tzion Virushalayim, Virushalayim This is the hope that holds us together Hatikvah, the hope that will last forever This is the hope that holds us together Hatikvah, the hope is still real
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Lo Alecha 03:04
We can try We will try We must try You see that man on the corner With the wind burned hands and the sunburned face Look at that man can you see his hurt can you hear his heart can you feel his pain Listen people, listen all of you Listen can you hear the cry Listen people, listen all of you Listen can you feel the pain You see those people You see homeless helpless hoping searching hungry people Yes hand and hand we can touch those people Reach those children hand in hand Listen people listen all of you listen can you hear the cry Listen people listen all of you listen can you feel the pain Lo aleicha hamlacha ligmor v’lo atah bein chorin l’hibatel mimena Hayom katzar v’hamlacha mrubah We can try We will try We must try
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Paul and Silas were bound in jail, Had no money for to go their bail, Keep your eyes on the prize, hold on. Paul and Silas began to shout, Jail door opened and they walked out, Keep your eyes on the prize, hold on. CHORUS Hold on, hold on, Keep your eyes on the prize, Hold on. Freedom’s name is mighty sweet, Soon one day we’re gonna meet, Keep your eyes on the prize, hold on. The only chain that we can stand, Is that chain of hand in hand, Keep your eyes on the prize, hold on. The only thing that we did wrong, Stayed in the wilderness too long, Keep your eyes on the prize, Hold on. But the one thing we did right, Was the day we started to fight, Keep your eyes on the prize, hold on. We’re gonna ride for civil rights, We’re gonna ride for both black and white, Keep your eyes on the prize, hold on
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May we, the children of the world, Not repeat the mistakes of past generations Free us from the traps of old arguments and ancient battles May we, the children of the world, find a new way of living Where the riches of some are not at the expense of others May we, the children of the world, use our energy and optimism Overcome the barriers and fences of the past May we, the children of the world, have a new vision for this planet So that we waste less and save more May we, the children of the world, Live in harmony with you, your creation, and each other On that day You will be One and Your Name it will be One Amen
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Connected 02:39
I’m a feather on the wing of an eagle that is soaring You’re a scale on a minnow that is swimming in the sea I’m a drop of water in a rain shower pouring You’re a leaf on a branch of a sycamore tree I’m a blade of grass in a field that is sprawling You’re a wisp of a cloud that is floating in the sky I’m the spiraling dance of an autumn leaf that’s falling You’re the splash of stars that are stretched across the night And everything is connected We all are sharing the same world In the mountains and the trees we’re reflected From the same stardust every little thing has unfurled I’m a word on the page in the book that you are reading You’re a log in a fire that is warming up the room I’m the twinkle in the eye of the person that you’re meeting You’re the glow in the water from the dim light of the moon I’m the swirl in the shell at the bottom of the ocean In a meadow of flowers you’re the petal of a rose I’m the fluttering wings of a butterfly in motion You’re the glimmer of colors in a growing rainbow And everything is connected Each one of us is part of all In each other we are reflected We’re singing the same song And everything is connected We all are sharing the same world In the rivers and the seas we’re reflected From the same stardust every little thing has unfurled
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Prayers 03:42
May we find stillness, for the days we walk in pain, May we find acceptance, of all that comes our way. May we find welcome, when we stretch out our hands. May we find wisdom, as we walk this land. Wishes for the hard times, prayers for these days, May we all forever grow, stronger on our way. And when it’s stormy, and we can’t find the road, May we hear the still, small voice, calling us home. And when there is a flood, the dove goes out a-searching, The dove goes out a-searching for a tree. So fly away my dove, fly into the sunlight, Fly away my dove, and be free. May we find stillness, for the days we walk in pain, May we find acceptance, of all that comes our way. May we find forgiveness for the things we should not do, May we find simplicity for the times we are confused. Wishes for the hard times, prayers for these days, May we all forever grow stronger on our way. And when the sky is dark and the sun has set and gone, May we all remember that after dark comes dawn. And when there is a flood, the dove goes out a-searching, The dove goes out a-searching for a tree. So fly away my dove, fly into the sunlight, Fly away my dove, and be free. Hebrew chorus: U’cshe yored mabul, Yonah michapeset Yonah michapeset Alon. Az ufi lach yonah Ufi la-shamayim Ufi lach yonah Le-merom.
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Lo Yisa Goy 03:19
Lo yisa goy el goy cherev Lo yilmedu od, milchama Lead us to peace, oh Lord ‘cause that’s the only thing worth fighting for Lead us to peace Adonai How many more of us must die?
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In the dark still silence of the night when there's nobody else around When loneliness wraps around you like a cold cold wind and it pushes you to the ground Oh let the light lead you back home To a place where you're embraced and known And every night the light grows and grows I'm lighting a candle in my window Shining out for all the world to see It's shining on our faces lighting up the places Where we gather with our family You are safe with me When you've been working so long in this fight and you're still getting pushed around When you're dependent on the generosity of strangers and humanity has let you down Oh let the light make you feel whole Let it reach through the night and heal your soul And every night the light grows and grows We're lighting candles in our windows Shining out for all the world to see It is shining on your faces lighting up the places Where you gather with your family You are safe here Keep shining keep shining A light out to your neighbors We're brighter we're brighter When we shine together Keep shining keep shining A light out to our neighborhoods We're brighter were brighter When we shine for each other Let it lead you let it lead you Let it lead you let it lead you Let it lead you let it lead you Let it lead you home And every night the light grows and grows
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Chorus: Ken Yehi Ratzon Ken Yehi Ratzon Ken Yehi Ratzon Ken Yehi Ratzon Yevarechecha Adonai v’yishmerecha Yaer Adonai Panav elecha v’yichuneka Yissa Adonai Panav eleicha v’yassem lecha shalom Chorus Wherever you go May you be transformed By the divine flow May your fierce and loving light always shine bright through it all May you find contentment in all that you do May kindness and grace always be there for you May you always be able to speak out your truth May you always be you And may your life be protected May it be guided by peace Chorus
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When I see Your light in my eyes When You lead me to the joy in my heart When I feel Your goodness all around me I know, I am not alone, I am not alone CHORUS: נָתַ֣תָּה שִׂמְחָ֣ה בְלִבִּ֑י Natatah simchah v’libi בְּקָרְאִ֡י עֲנֵ֤נִי ׀ אֱלֹ֘הֵ֤י צִדְקִ֗י B’kor’i aneini elohay tzid-ki חָ֝נֵּ֗נִי וּשְׁמַ֥ע תְּפִלָּתִֽי: Choneini u-sh’ma t’filati נָתַ֣תָּה שִׂמְחָ֣ה בְלִבִּ֑י Natatah simchah v’libi When we sense the warmth of Your presence When You lay us down in safety and in peace When we find ourselves falling into the depths of our despair You are there to give us release, to give us release - CHORUS When we’ve abandoned all hope of human kindness Raise us up with strength to face the day When the road ahead is narrow and winding Make wide our way, make wide our way CHORUS Natatah simchah v’libiנָתַ֣תָּה שִׂמְחָ֣ה בְלִבִּ֑י (Translation: You put joy in my heart; when I call on You, answer me, God of my righteousness; be gracious to me and hear my prayer)
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Healing 03:16
VERSE 1 HEALING IS A JOURNEY AND IT TAKES TIME WORKING THROUGH THE PAIN WITHIN TO TOUCH THE OTHER SIDE I AM LEARNING HOW TO GET THERE THROUGH THE CHAOS IN MY SOUL HEALING IS A JOURNEY ON THE ROAD TO BEING WHOLE CHORUS HEALING HEALING HEALING VERSE 2 SOMETIMES WHEN THE HURT’S SO STRONG AND MY HEART IS AFRAID ADONAI, ELOHEINU CAN I REALLY FACE THIS DAY AND IF I FAIL AND IF I FALL I WILL LOOK TO YOU THE SOURCE OF ALL CHORUS HEALING HEALING HEALING BRIDGE AND WHEN I NEED IT MOST I PRAY FOR HEALING IN MY SOUL CHORUS HEALING HEALING HEALING...
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Gibor 02:51
Takshiv LaKri’ah-ah - Timza ‘taTshuvah תָקשִיב לָקרִיאָה – תִמְצַא ‘תָתשוּבָה Takshiv LaKri’ah-ah - Timza ‘taTshuvah תָקשִיב לָקרִיאָה – תִמְצַא ‘תָתשוּבָה Verse 1: Can you - hear it deep inside You don’t have to hide. Listen to your calling You can open up your mind Who knows what you’ll find. There’s no time for stalling Huh - Kulam - yallah - kadimah! כולם – יאלאה – קדימה Refrain: Takshiv LaKri’ah-ah - Timza ‘taTshuvah תָקשִיב לָקרִיאָה – תִמְצַא ‘תָתשוּבָה Takshiv LaKri’ah-ah - Timza ‘taTshuvah תָקשִיב לָקרִיאָה – תִמְצַא ‘תָתשוּבָה Verse 2: You’ll see miracles each day Gifts along your way - If you let them guide you You may sink before you soar (But) step onto the shore. The hardest part’s behind you Huh - Kulam - yallah - kadimah! כולם – יאלאה – קדימה Refrain: Takshiv LaKri’ah-ah - Timza ‘taTshuvah תָקשִיב לָקרִיאָה – תִמְצַא ‘תָתשוּבָה Takshiv LaKri’ah-ah - Timza ‘taTshuvah תָקשִיב לָקרִיאָה – תִמְצַא ‘תָתשוּבָה
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A Better Way 02:19
On a bus in Alabama, Rosa paid her fare She came upon a sign that said she couldn’t sit there And though her voice was weary, the drive heard her say: I know, I know: We can find a better way On a stage in San Francisco, as he stood before the crowd Harvey showed us he could lead, honest, brave and proud And all across the nation the people heard him say I know, I know: We can find a better way A better way, a better way Together we can raise our voice And make a brand new day If Rosa could, and Harvey could, then surely we can too A better way depends on me and you As I sit here in the circle, I look at you all around I hear that change is coming – the sound is getting loud And now that I can feel it I can add my voice and say: I know, I know We can find a better way
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When we all stand together, we change the way we live Begin to stop the hatred, start reaching out to give. When we all stand together, no matter race or skin Then we can learn forever, how peace and love begin. We all stand together… When we all stand together, and we look into our souls And discover in the future, there’s a world to behold. When we all stand together, each gathered in our homes And find or family unity, as one, but not alone! We all stand together… When we all stand together, we’ll open up our hearts And light the burning passion, to go and do our part. When we all stand together, believe in what we pray Deliver on our promise, to find a better way! When we all stand together, fulfill our hopes and dreams As we repair the world, every shattered peace When we all stand together, and learn to sing a song, Miracles can happen, and together we’ll be strong! We all stand together…
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Oseh Shalom 02:18
Oseh Shalom Bimromav Hu Ya-ase shalom alenu V’Alcol Yisrael V’alkol yoshvei tavel V’Imru amen May there be peace Spreading all around And when there is peace for us And all Israel And all who on this planet dwell Let us say, Amen.
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Yachad 03:58
Yachad, lev el lev Niftach venir’e Ta’or shebashamayim Yachad, lev el lev Niftach betikva, la’ahava Ekh shehalev niftach Chovek et ha‘olam Uvikriyah g’dolah Nashir la’ahavah Imru hakol efshar Ze lo me’uchar Hashachar kvar ‘ala Z’man la’ahava Yachad, lev el lev… Verak Im na’amin Uv’li shum da’awin Baderech ha‘olah Ze shir la’ahava Yachad, lev el lev…
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Olam chesed yibaneh I will build this world from love And you must build this world from love And if we build this world from love Then God will build this world from love

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There is Hope: An Album's Intention

"There is a crack in everything / That's how the light gets in."
- Leonard Cohen

"There is hope for your future."
- Jeremiah 31:17

The musicians featured in this collection have given of their souls to heal, to help, to bring light to others. We all offer these songs, the soundtracks of our own soul's, to anyone in need of reassurance and comfort in these uncertain times. There is an immense need for hope, now more than ever, as hatred seems to gain momentum with each passing news item. But, as the prophet Jeremiah, who witnessed destruction and violence in his lifetime, taught us: there is always hope. We affirm, through our music, through our very souls: There is hope.

Our collective blessing to every listener:

May you sing and dance, act and love, expanding the cracks in your heart to let ever more light in.
May we build this world from love.
Together.

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released November 18, 2016

Curated by Rabbi David Paskin and Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Contributing artists: Marsha Attie, Stacy Beyer, Joanie Calem, Neshama Carlebach, Jennie Chabon, Menachem Creditor, Steve Dropkin, Maya Elise, Adam Feder, Josh Goldberg, Sue Horowitz, Billy Kaplan, Larry Karol, Naomi Less, Chava Mirel, Dan Nichols, David Paskin, Pizmon, Juval Porat, Rick Recht, Chana Rothman, Melita Silberstein, Julie Silver, Peri Smilow, and Craig Taubman

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Rabbi David Paskin and Rabbi Menachem Creditor Boca Raton, Florida

Rabbi David Paskin is known as the Rock n'Roll Rabbi. David has written and produced six full-length albums of Jewish music and has performed around the country. Rabbi Menachem Creditor is the spiritual leader of Congregation Netivot Shalom in Berkeley, CA. Named by Newsweek as one of the 50 most influential rabbis in America he is a published author, musician, teacher and activist. ... more

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