Music is such an integral part of Jewish worship. Every letter of the Torah is literally a musical note, with the ingenious musical shorthand of the T'amei Hamikrah (cantillation accents). At Shaarey Tikvah, involvement is the watchword. Cantor Gary loves to see members of our community lead services, read Torah, or simply get to know the service better.
Rabbi Kosak learned this from his Rav, Rav Mickie Rozen, who was taught this tune by his father. Rabbi Kosak introduced it to Congregation Shaarey Tikvah, during a sermon on "Paradigms of Prayer," which he delivered on a Shabbat in July 2011.The text can be viewed in a Word document here.
|Nigun of Yearning (Audio)|