AUDIO: Paul Wieder interviews Debbie Friedman
In memory of Debbie Friedman, we offer again her interview with JUF
News in 2009. May her legacy be— as her life was— a blessing for us all.
Friedman’s name is synonymous with American Jewish music. She is one of
the foremost artists in the Jewish-music world, having blazed a new
genre of Jewish music, bringing American folk and contemporary sounds to
traditional texts, a style which now boasts hundreds of performers. She
pioneered the movement of Jewish healing services. And, as a liturgical
composer, Friedman is more responsible for what is sung in Jewish
prayer services than any other woman in history. Her new CD, As You Go
On Your Way: Shacharit— The Morning Prayers, continues that lifelong effort.