A New Year | Music Monday

Admittedly, I’m probably late to the party.  I don’t know that I had heard of 92nd Street Y.  But it only took one video to change that.  Here is an excerpt from their website:

92nd Street Y is a world-class cultural and community center where people all over the world connect through culture, arts, entertainment and conversation. For over 140 years, we have harnessed the power of arts and ideas to enrich, enlighten and change lives, and the power of community to repair the world.

As a proudly Jewish organization, 92Y enthusiastically welcomes and reaches out to people of all ages, races, faiths and backgrounds while embracing Jewish values like learning and self-improvement, the importance of family, the joy of life, and giving back to our wonderfully diverse and growing community, both locally and around the world.

There is no other place like 92Y.

Yesterday was Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.  This song was recorded by 92Y as a new year blessing. In We Are the World fashion, various artists from around the world shared in creating this blessing. And what a blessing it is!

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I know I’ll be playing this again come New Year’s Day.

May this be a year of love and kindness.
May strangers come to be friends.
May truth and compassion always guide us.
Amen.

May this be a year of hope and healing
for all of those in need.
May all of our deeds be a blessing.
Amen

A new year, a good year, a chance to start all over
A new year, a sweet year, a chance to bring us closer

May this be a year of selfless giving.
May this be a year of peace.
And may we forgive and be forgiven.
Amen.

A new year, a good year, a chance to start all over
A new year, a sweet year, a chance to bring us closer
A new year, a good year, a chance to start all over
A new year, a sweet year, a chance to bring us closer

Closer to the ones we love
a world that we can be proud of
as long as there are stars above
there comes a new year
Amen

 

Stay blessed…john

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