Elul is a month of contemplation. Jews spend this moon in anticipation for the Days of Awe, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, reflecting on the state of our souls and preparing to stand before the Source of All Life.
This album started as a seed in a campground in Western Massachusetts with the playing of an original song setting of text from Psalm 27, the psalm traditionally recited daily during the month of Elul.
Three years later, we are happy to present this collection of original songs in the themes of Elul written by Jewish artists. We hope they inspire reflection, feeling, and the strength to change and grow. They are songs to listen to in your car and to sing in the living room with your friends and to lie on the grass with them playing in your head. We hope the sparks of change brought by this music contribute to the healing of the world.
Anat and Matt, co-producers
released September 7, 2017
Songs by Aly Halpert, Batya Levine, Daniel Kieval, Molly Bajgot & Noah Weinberg, Sara Mosenkis, Jordan Schuster, Micah Shapiro, Deborah Sacks Mintz, Sarah Beller, and Carol Anshien