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    • Joe
    • 12.01.11 | 00:47 (IST)

    Back in the 1960's in our [Orthodox] Beth Tfiloh the cantor often chanted the closing Kaddish to 'swing low sweet chariots', which worked surprisingly well. I discovered many years back that you can sing the zemer 'Tzur Meshelo ' to Beethoven's 'Ode to Joy' and 'Lecha Dodi' to 'Once in Royal David's City' -- although I don't see any Orthodox shul buying into the latter! All of these require slight adjustments.

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    First published 11:57 10.01.11 | Last updated 11:57 10.01.11
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