A chidush is a term used in Jewish learning that means a new way of reading or interpreting something. It comes from the Hebrew word chadash, new. Dean Staker and Rabbi Neil Janes brought a chiddush to the Kabbalat Shabbat service at FPS. A new Friday evening service that was musical, creative even shocking in its Irish services; drums electric guitar were not obvious bed fellows for Lecha Dodi and Shalom Aleichem. But magic happened once a month and Shabbat became resouled as the music grew and soared and folk flocked to be part of such a gathering.
Many communities have built their own with acknowledgment of the inspiration.
This Fridaywe celebrate ten years of Shabbat Resouled; it has brought blessing and joy to many, to those in the band and those who benefit from it. I hope Resouled will continue to do so.
Shiru L'adonai Shir Chadash let us sing a new song to God...
Shabbat shalom to all!