A nigun taught by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, R Menachem Mendel Schneerson in the wee hours of Simchat Torah following Hakafos, in 1956 – 5717. We are singing a selection of the longer liturgy that the nigun is usually sung to. This nigun taps into the power of the collective, and the force of what is possible when we unite as a whole.
כִּי אָנוּ עַמֶּךָ וְאַתָּה אֱלֹקֵינוּ. אָנוּ בָנֶיךָ וְאַתָּה אָבִינוּ.
אָנוּ רַעְיָתֶךָ וְאַתָּה דוֹדֵנוּ. אָנוּ סְגֻלָּתֶךָ וְאַתָּה אֱלֹקֵינוּ.
For we are Your People and You are our L-rd, we are Your children and You are our Father.
We are Your dear ones and you are our Beloved, We are Your treasure and You are our G-d.
~ Yom Kippur liturgy
Chana Raskin…lead vocals
Deborah Sacks Mintz…vocals
Jessie Reagen Mann…cello
RAZA Circle Vocalists.
Tsiporah Gottesman, Jess Berlin, Rachel Binstock, Ariel Dominique Hendleman, Esther Shoshana Holder, Rahel Stein, Emily Weintraub, Chani Trugman, Carmiya Weinraub, Sonia Gordon-Walinsky, Jessi Roemer, Nomi Teutsch, Anat Hochberg, Kelilah Miller, Daniella Forstater, Erica Kimmel
Produced by Joey Weisenberg & Chana Raskin
Directed & Arranged by Joey Weisenberg & Chana Raskin
Mixed & Mastered by Don Godwin
Recorded LIVE by Mike Richelle at Rittenhouse Soundworks, Philadelphia, PA
Filmed & Edited by Shmulie Lowenstein of UpperDeck Films
Listen & Download: https://razamusic.bandcamp.com/
Streaming everywhere: https://linktr.ee/razamusic
Read a collection of essays about this project in Ayin Press: https://ayinpress.org/folio/kapelya/