The Jewish Music World Says Goodbye to Two Legends: Debbie Friedman and Moshe Yess

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It is always hard to say goodbye. That’s why I prefer not to say goodbye. Instead, I just say “I’ll see ya, when I see ya”. Goodbye has too much finality to it for a simple salutation.

But when people die, it is time to say say goodbye. The finality is appropriate.

But when some people die, their legacy lives on in a way that makes saying goodbye much easier. This is certainly the case with regard to the recent passing of Debbie Friedman and of Moshe Yess.

These two artists wrote and sang Jewish music for decades. Their legacies are as different as their styles and religious convictions. But they share a common impact upon the musical soul of the Jewish people. Read…