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Songs of the Holidays and Other Songs

Songs of the Holidays and Other Songs

Sung by Gene Bluestein and the Children of Mount Zion Hebrew Congregation, this album presents a collection of Jewish songs for children which Bluestein says is "an attempt to satisfy a need which has long been felt in transmitting traditional material to children in Jewish schools." The liner notes include an essay by Alan D Bennett on the benefits of music in schools. He quotes the Talmud: "There is a Temple in heaven that is opened only through song." Bluestein adds that through music he hopes to bridge the gap between Jewish tradition and American culture: "[this album] attempts to relate many different traditions in Jewish culture to similar ones in American culture… "

Track Listing

101
Trog Es Gezunt-Erhait Gene Bluestein 2:18
102
Who Built the Ark Gene Bluestein 4:45
103
I Live In the City Gene Bluestein 2:12
104
Apples and Honey Gene Bluestein 3:37
105
Ha Sukkah Ma Ya Fah Gene Bluestein 3:42
106
What Was His Name Gene Bluestein 2:24
201
This Land Is Your Land Gene Bluestein 2:32
202
Sh'Ma Yisroel Gene Bluestein 0:43
203
Plant a Tree Gene Bluestein 3:17
204
Chanaan and Elissa Gene Bluestein 4:05
205
I Had a Little Goat Gene Bluestein 6:14
206
Adam In the Garden Hiding Gene Bluestein 3:53

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