With inspiration and Hebrew lyrics from Deuteronomy 16:20 (tzedek, tzedek, tirdof--justice, justice, you shall pursue) and clever English lyrics that use the word "just" in all its meanings, "Just Be Just" is an upbeat song with an ear-worm type of melody. Published in "Voices in Prayer."
Sheet music for songs that start with "J" or "K"
This all-Hebrew song, with text from Proverbs 3:17-18, is both grand and gentle. Here are the lyrics: Ki lekach tov natati lachem, torati al ta'azovu. Eitz chayim hi lamachazi kimbah v'tom'cheha m'ushar. D'racheiha darchei no-am v'chol n'tivoteha shalom. Hashiveinu Adonai elecha v'nashuva chadeish yameinu k'kedem. (To instruct you well, I gave you my Torah...) Can be sung during a Torah service or whenever a song about Torah is needed. Published in "Voices in Prayer" with a range of one octave.
With Hebrew from Isaiah 43:6 and original English lyrics, "Klal Yisrael" was written for a CAJE conference, to which participants traveled from afar, and works well for almost any gathering of Jews. Lyrics: "Bring My sons from afar. Bring My daughters from the ends of the earth. Bring them here, close to Me, My people, they will be, Klal Yisrael. Havi'i b'nai meirachok uv'notai miktzei ha'aretz. Traveling from far and near, we are one people here, Klal Yisraeil, we are one. Each of us is Your creation; none quite the same. Here, we gather together in Your holy name." Lovely melody all within a range of one octave. Published in "Voices in Prayer."