L'Cha Dodi: Abayudaya Jews of Uganda and Moshe Laufer
This beautiful piyut (liturgical poem) weaves together biblical text, Talmud and midrash, and comes at the height of our Kabbalat Shabbat service, welcoming the Sabbath Bride. The references from ancient Jerusalem to the Age to Come remind us that Shabbat is everlasting. The first melody comes from the Abudaya Jews of Uganda, imagine sitting in a circle together, singing this light, swingy melody. The fast, upbeat Laufer melody echoes the joy and jubilation at the arrival of Shabbat.
Lauren Furman, Voice
Joyce Rosenzweig, Piano