I have huge respect for the power of music to set a mood, a tone, a feel. When I’m working, I make the choice of what to listen to — from Meatloaf to classical to Songs of the Sabras — depending on what I “need” at the time.
Her intro line: “There are so many ways to transition in life. ”
I have wonderful memories from when I was a young child of eating in the dining room on Friday nights, with a white tablecloth, candles, challah, nice meal. Then, after everyone dispersed, I would sit on the floor next to the stereo in the dining room and play three favorite Israeli records, until I fell asleep. We had one of those swinging doors between the kitchen and the dining room that I would open, creating my own private nook between the door and the stereo. Of course, everyone else in the house could hear the music, but I had a personal, meaningful concert. What a perfect way to transition to Shabbat!
What music is especially meaningful to you?