J.J. Goldberg is back with a Yom Kippur playlist. Among the guest artists are Leonard Cohen, Amy Winehouse, Eminem, Chava Alberstein and Bob Dylan. Listen, enjoy and repent!
As we approach Yom Kippur, J.J. Goldberg has put together a song list to capture the spirit of the day including tunes by Dylan, Streisand and The Beatles.
This song has been around for two or three years, but I just came across it on the Ynet.co.il Web site and was blown away. The lyric is El Nora Alila, a liturgical piyyut poem written in the early 12th century by the immortal Spanish-Jewish poet and philosopher Moses Ibn Ezra. The singer is Meir Banai, an Israeli rocker who has been on his country’s charts since 1984 (and, if you follow these things, a cousin of Ehud Banai and nephew of Yossi Banai). The music is Meir Banai’s own cool fusion of blues and Mediterranean/Sephardic.