We can share this Chirstmas Day with Shabbat, look the Sabbath candles glowing before us as a reminder of the light we wish to bring into the world, and look at the Christmas lights in our neighborhood and see them as a sign of those around us who, too, are looking to bring more light into a darkened world.
In order to talk of the role of the Hazzan or Cantor, one must speak about the role of public prayer.
I’m happy to share my Omer Counting Guide for 2017. Someone twisted my arm (Ross… I’m looking at you!), so I did this once again. Please look it over once to make sure I didn’t goof on dates or Hebrew. Since being off the pulpit, I might have lost my ability to actually count! But seriously, do use this in good health, and Happy Passover!
Let us all find our inner voice, embrace the world and all its challenges. And may our music reach the heavens and inspire us all to make the world whole.
Jacob is the man!