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Creation is God’s Song

Sep 30, 2021

בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית בָּרָ֣א אֱלֹהִ֑ים אֵ֥ת הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם וְאֵ֥ת הָאָֽרֶץ׃

When Hashem began to create heaven and earth—

b'-ray-SHEET ba-RA e-lo-HEEM AYT ha-sha-MA-yim v'-AYT ha-A-retz

Genesis 1:1

Rabbi Akiva Gersh, a musician and educator in Israel, presents a unique perspective on Jewish music in the Book of Genesis, as part of a course for The Israel Bible Academy, recorded in October 2020.

Did you know that the Hebrew word “Shir” appears in the word for Creation? Learn more about the importance of music in Genesis and the Jewish tradition. In this class you will learn how to sing songs about Jerusalem and the Holy Temple.

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