The original best selling collection of solo jazz piano interpretations of Jewish melodies, featuring Hatikvah (Israeli national anthem) , Erev Shel Shoshanim, (wedding processional), Avinu Malkenu, and more.
- Ma'Oz Tzur (Rock of Ages)
Originally a German folk song, this popular Hanukkah song gives thanks for the miraculous rescue that this holiday commemorates.
- Bashana Ha Ba'a (The Coming Year) - N. Hirsh
This well known Israeli song expresses hope for peace in the coming year.
- Dona Dona - S. Secunda
A quiet and haunting song of hope and courage.
- Avinu Malkenu (Our Father, Our King)
A traditional High Holiday prayer asking for forgiveness and understanding.
- Erev Shel Shoshanim (Evening of the Roses) - Y. Haddar
Based on themes from the Song of Songs, this is very popular as a wedding processional.
- Sachki Sachki (Still, I Dream) - T. Shlonsky
This famous song sets to music the following well-known poem by Tchernichovsky:
You may laugh at my dreams,
but I will continue to dream,
for in humanity do I put my faith
- Hatikvah (The Hope) - N. Imber
Written in the late 1800's. Israel's national anthem expresses a longing to return to the Promised Land.
- Adon Olam (Eternal Lord) - U. Hittman
This is a contemporary melody written for the traditional concluding hymn for the Sabbath service.
All arrangements by Jon Simon - solo piano.