"This is a collection of Debbie Friedman's which is now over a decade old (originally released in 1989) and most of the songs on this CD are available on others. As is the case with many of her collections, a featured song is Mi Shebeirach. This is a song that particularly appeals to those in need of healing, physical or spiritual, and it can bring a lump to the throat. Other tracks include prayers tastefully set to contemporay arrangements such as Mi Chamocha. This CD is strong evidence that folk, soft rock and other contemporary genres can be a powerful vehicle to spirituality. If you ever have a chance to see Debbie in person, her live rendition of Mi Shebeirach, with audience participation, is very powerful. However, this studio recorded version is also very moving. I recommend this CD highly as representaive of some of her best work."
Modern, Creative Version of Ancient Prayers
tzefirah | 01/09/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD contained wonderful renditions of ancient Hebrew prayers, traditionally chanted on Sabbath Eve."
Most incredible CD ever!
David E. Levine | 07/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard this CD while away at a jewish camp a few years ago, and I was only borrowing it from a friend. When it came time to return the CD I was devestated because I've never heard a CD quite like it. It is the most spiritual, engaging CD I've heard by Debbie Friedman. Buy it!"
Debbie Friedman is always good
tzefirah | Media, PA United States | 12/26/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Debbie Friedman is always good, and this Shabbat album is no exception. It is not my favorite of her albums, which causes me to subtract one star from this review. But she is a gifted composer, her voice is clear, her Hebrew is good, and I love that several of her albums have clear themes, like this one does (Shabbat music). The liner notes are also worth reading."