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The Power Of The Music Of The Night

01/12/2012
Jewish Week Online Columnist

So, you know how there are tons of melodies for “Adon Olam?” You may not have ever thought about it before, but there are so many out there. Yes, each congregation may default to one or another, but the words to “Adon Olam” can be fit into many modern tunes. As rabbinical students in Jerusalem, we used to do a sing-down game where two teams would compete to see how many melodies to “Adon Olam” we could come up with (yes, this is what we did for fun).

Rabbi Bellows serves as rabbi of Temple B'nai Torah in Wantagh. A graduate of Brandeis University, she was ordained in 2004.
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