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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
Rena Branson…vocals
Aly Halpert…vocals
Deborah Sacks Mintz…vocals
Eleonore Weill…kaval
Jessie Reagen Mann…cello
Joey Weisenberg…percussion

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

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