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Into My Garden: Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi's Legacy of Songs and Melodies: Volume I

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86 pages25 minutes

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RABBI ZALMAN SCHACHTER-SHALOMI (usually called, "Reb Zalman") is widely known as the founder of the Jewish Renewal movement, whose accessible teachings on Kabbalah and Hasidism have helped to change the face of modern Judaism. But what is less well known is that he comes from a family of Belzer Hasidim known for their niggunim (wordless melodies), and that he is also a talented musician and composer of Hasidic songs, chants, and melodies himself. Into My Garden: Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi's Legacy of Songs and Melodies: Volume I finally reveals Reb Zalman the musician and composer who many students around the world have been surprised to meet in the middle of a Shabbaton or a Jewish Renewal retreat. For this book, his student, Eyal Rivlin, has lovingly gathered and transcribed most of Reb Zalman's (and his forebears) popular compositions, and even rescued a few forgotten treasures from oblivion. Accompanying the compositions are small teachings and stories to contextualize the music.

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