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Debbie Friedman
Debbie Friedman has created a powerful and euphoric body of work. - New York Times

The heart of her musical activity is her emotionally stirring concerts. - Billboard.com

She is one of the foremost figures in contemporary Jewish music. - Los Angeles Times

Over the course of her 35 year career, legendary American Jewish composer, singer, and recording artist, Debbie Friedman, released over 20 albums (selling in excess of 500,000 units) and performed in sold out concerts at Carnegie Hall and in hundreds of cities around the world. Her work was lauded by industry critics and she was honored by numerous national and international organizations with their most prestigious awards.

Debbie is credited with creating a whole new genre of contemporary, accessible Jewish music. From the beginning of her career, she took the prayers, teachings and melodies of the Ancient Jewish Texts and set them to contemporary music. Because of her own powerful commitment, her belief in the expression of the values found in the text, as well as the quality and beauty of her songwriting abilities, her music is beloved by people of all ages and religions.

Debbie’s songs have universal appeal in part, because they speak to each listener in an intimate and personal way. One of the most famous, Mi She-Beirach (the prayer for healing), is sung in synagogues and churches across the nation. An overview of her 35 year career is encapsulated on the CD Songs Of The Spirit: The Debbie Friedman Anthology.

For more than three decades, Debbie Friedman gave the world music that is transformative; offering joy and comfort, healing and inspiration. It is music that makes one’s soul sing.

[Debbie (z''l) passed away in January, 2011 on Shabbat Shirah. Her memory, voice, and healing gifts will forever be a blessing to all of us. - Joe Eglash, oySongs.com]

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