Welcome to the Music and Prayer page! On this page, you will find recordings of some of Rabbi Kelilah Miller’s original prayer settings and chants. You will also find some of our commonly-used prayers, including the blessings before and after Torah readings and Haftarah.
Rabbi Kelilah Miller’s Original Compositions:
To listen to more of Rabbi Miller’s liturgical compositions and other demos, please visit: https://soundcloud.com/kelilah-miller
Writing new melodies for ancient prayers and poems has been a surprisingly profound spiritual practice for me over the past few years. It has demanded that I experience traditional words in new ways, often listening for something underneath them that I have missed in the past. It has also demanded that I become more familiar with the amazing treasure trove of Jewish music from all over the world as I have sought inspiration for new sounds and rhythms. It has stretched me as a musician and as a rabbi.
But even more than writing music, singing some of these new melodies with others has been such a joy-filled experience. Coming together in song is at the heart of the Jewish spiritual “toolbox”, and I hope to continue to find ways to deepen our communal exploration of music as a path to connection – with one another, with our tradition, and with the Jewish future.
Link to words: http://www.zemirotdatabase.org/view_song.php?id=24
Link to words: http://www.zemirotdatabase.org/view_song.php?id=95
One vocal only (for learning): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vvbJShUF47Xg8ZztYN2pGOEE1RDyaOzk/view?usp=sharing
With “Adonai Li” Harmony: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1V9eswiCXD0yY3AFYrcAJE4qq6n5830Ub/view?usp=sharing
13 attributes of Mercy
Part 3 isolated
Link to words: http://www.zemirotdatabase.org/view_song.php?id=136
All parts together:
Part #1 isolated:
Part #3 isolated:
Prayers and Blessings:
Blessings before and after Torah reading (Aliyah Blessings)
Blessings before and after the Haftarah
Link to text of the blessings:
Hebrew, color coded to the melody https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TBhO1wTVYpk_mY3yBprbYI-ah6-9gxr-/view?usp=sharing
Transliteration, color coded to the melody: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1z8ox64ECHvpsqu7K-hnexSSf8PGWpu0l/view?usp=sharing
Taking out the Torah (Shabbat Morning Service):
Bei Ana Rachetz:
Shema and Gadlu:
Returning the Torah to the Ark (Shabbat Morning Service)
Etz Chayim Hi:
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