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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

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

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