You've found it! Now for love and marriage. This is a romance that grows with each time you listen, a musical journey to enjoy more each time. Every so often, you hear a song that touches you in a special way. It may motivate you, it may relax you, it may bring on wonderful memories and beautiful feelings. Those are the songs that come from the soul, and speak to the soul. They make you think, they move you. Those are the kinds of songs on Gesharim. Why is this Jewish music album different from all other Jewish music albums? Gesharim is a unique album by a unique composer. Yisra'el Lutnick is a yeshiva graduate who has always had a burning passion for classical music and Broadway. His songs reflect a real musicality and spiritual sincerity. The music is beautifully melodic and richly layered. That is why this is not a one-listen album. An ongoing journey to pleasure for the price of the CD. Crossing a bridge can be a metaphor for life. Many people prefer to remain where they are, in safety, rather than venturing forth in search of new adventures. As human beings, we need to grow. The only way we will grow is if we muster up the courage to go cross that bridge, and conquer our fear of what lays on the other side. Gesharim, which means bridges, is more than just songs. It is a journey. A very pleasant and important one. A journey into the heart and soul of Jewish music is waiting for you on this CD. The beautiful melodies, the rich harmonies and sophisticated arrangements provide a deep musical experience that grows with each listening. Gesharim is Jewish music with a classical influence that sets it apart from the rest. The more you listen, the more you will discover, the more you will enjoy. The 13 songs of Gesharim express the Jew's most precious values, such as: Faith - 'And I stand in the fields and I raise my eyes, And I ask, 'tell me why, tell me why After all of these things that have come to pass, How can it be? Yet I still see, There's still a sun that shines?' And this is sure, we will endure. There'll be a sun that shines.' (Why). Tolerance - 'I have a friend who is so different from me, both in his beliefs and opinions. But it's no secret that there's so much to learn from every human being. All that's needed is to understand each other, even if we disagree.' (translation of Makom Baaretz). Idealism - 'Am Yisrael Chai, singing our song. Someday, all humanity will join along. Through the good and the bad times, on this you can rely. We will sing forever Am Yisrael Chai.' (Am Yisrael Chai). Challenge - 'Bridges call out in the night to the one who remains behind, in a false sense of satisfaction, 'It matters not where you are now, but rather where you are crossing over to.'' (translation of Gesharim). Caring - 'Over the mountains, past the sea, sits a captive soldier. Waiting, it seems, eternally, just to be going home. Soldier wherever you may be, please do not feel forsaken. We will not rest until you're free. Free to come home again.' (Captives). I hope you will love these songs as much as I do.
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