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ppopper It is hard to pick one track that is my favorite. This is one album that reaches deep and reaches high. Favorite track: We Rise.
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luvdevi Incredibly beautiful and healing 鉂o笍馃槆馃尮 Favorite track: We Rise.
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janicerous This is such a profound song to express the longing to get closer to HaShem
To your self
You heart
A perfect morning prayer Favorite track: Karov.
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musicaltherapy blessed to be brought here ... beautiful rhythms ... batya's vox are powerful with praise. Favorite track: Hishtadlus.
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aryehbernsten The diversity of musical styles and spiritual vocabularies on this album is stunning!
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rowanparker I loved this music before, and in this glorious recording it has reached it's true potential. The Tu Bishvat nigun is one of the most perfect, beautiful things I have ever heard. Favorite track: Tu Bishvat.
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  • Full color songbook with art and lyrics to all the songs on Karov. All Hebrew lyrics include transliteration and translation, as well as artwork and/or explanations for nigunim (wordless melodies). Use this songbook as a zine, as artwork, and of course as a tool for people to sing these songs together!
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Hishtadlus 04:50
Karov 05:32 video
拽指专讜止讘 讛' 诇职讻指诇 拽止专职讗指讬讜 诇职讻止诇 讗植砖讈侄专 讬执拽职专指讗只讛讜旨 讘侄讗直诪侄转變 Karov Hashem l'chol korav, l'chol asher yikrau'hu v'emet Hashem (source of life / spirit of all) is close to all who call out to all those who call out in truth
we are good, we are flawed we are the breath of an imperfect G!d
Nechama 04:40
Hey, you鈥檙e doing okay, it鈥檚 gonna take time, it鈥檚 gonna take time (x2) The heart is a muscle contracting expanding, feel the waves and learn the lessons, time It鈥檚 gonna take time (x2)
砖指讈诪讜止专 讜职讝指讻讜止专 讘职旨讚执讘旨讜旨专 讗侄讞指讚, 讛执砖职诪执讬注指纸谞讜旨 讗值诇 讛址诪职旨讬只讞指讚 :讛' 讗侄讞指讚 讜旨砖职诪讜止 讗侄讞指讚. 诇职砖值讈诐 讜旨诇职转执驻职讗侄纸专侄转 讜职诇执转职讛执诇指旨讛 :诇职讻指讛 讚讜止讚执讬 诇执拽职专址讗转 讻址旨诇指旨讛. 驻职旨谞值讬 砖址讈讘指旨转 谞职拽址讘职旨诇指讛 诇执拽职专址讗转 砖址讈讘指旨转 诇职讻讜旨 讜职谞值诇职讻指讛. 讻执旨讬 讛执讬讗 诪职拽讜止专 讛址讘职旨专指讻指讛 :诪值专止讗砖讈 诪执拽侄旨纸讚侄诐 谞职住讜旨讻指讛. 住讜止祝 诪址注植砖侄讉讛 讘职旨诪址讞植砖指讈讘指讛 转职旨讞执诇指旨讛 :诇职讻指讛 讚讜止讚执讬 诇执拽职专址讗转 讻址旨诇指旨讛. 驻职旨谞值讬 砖址讈讘指旨转 谞职拽址讘职旨诇指讛 诪执拽职讚址旨砖讈 诪侄纸诇侄讱职 注执讬专 诪职诇讜旨讻指讛. 拽纸讜旨诪执讬 爪职讗执讬 诪执转旨讜止讱职 讛址讛植驻值讻指讛 :专址讘 诇指讱职 砖侄纸讈讘侄转 讘职旨注值纸诪侄拽 讛址讘指旨讻指讗. 讜职讛讜旨讗 讬址讞植诪讜止诇 注指诇址纸讬执讱职 讞侄诪职诇指讛 :诇职讻指讛 讚讜止讚执讬 诇执拽职专址讗转 讻址旨诇指旨讛. 驻职旨谞值讬 砖址讈讘指旨转 谞职拽址讘职旨诇指讛 [skipped verses] 讘旨纸讜止讗执讬 讘职砖指讈诇讜止诐 注植讟侄专侄转 讘址旨注职诇指讛旨. 讙址旨诐 讘职旨专谞讛 讜旨讘职爪指讛殖诇指讛 :转旨讜止讱职 讗直诪讜旨谞值讬 注址诐 住职讙只旨诇指旨讛. 讘旨纸讜止讗执讬 讻址诇指旨讛, 讘旨纸讜止讗执讬 讻址诇指旨讛 :诇职讻指讛 讚讜止讚执讬 诇执拽职专址讗转 讻址旨诇指旨讛. 驻职旨谞值讬 砖址讈讘指旨转 谞职拽址讘职旨诇指讛 Shamor v鈥檢achor b鈥檇ibur echad Hishmi鈥檃nu el ha鈥檓yuchad Adonai echad u鈥檚hmo echad L鈥檚hem u鈥檒鈥檛iferet v鈥檒it鈥檋illah Lecha dodi likrat kallah p'nei shabbat n'kabela Likrat shabbat lechu v鈥檔elcha Ki hi mekor ha鈥檅eracha Me鈥檙osh mikedem nesucha Sof ma鈥檃seh b鈥檓achshava t鈥檆hila Lecha dodi likrat kallah p'nei shabbat n'kabela [skipped verses] Bo鈥檌 v鈥檚halom ateret ba鈥檃la, Gam b鈥檙ina uv鈥 tzhala Toch emunei am segula Bo鈥檌 chala, bo鈥檌 chala. Lecha dodi likrat kallah p'nei shabbat n'kabela
We Rise 03:01 video
We rise, humbly hearted Rise, won鈥檛 be divided Rise, with spirit to guide us Rise! In hope, in prayer, we find ourselves here In hope, in prayer, we鈥檙e right here (x2) We rise, all of the children Rise, elders with wisdom Rise, ancestors surround us Rise! In hope, in prayer, we find ourselves here In hope, in prayer, we鈥檙e right here (x2) We rise, up from the wreckage Rise, with tears and with courage Rise, fighting for life We rise!
Tu Bishvat 04:58
Yismechu 05:24
讬执砖职讉诪职讞讜旨 讘职诪址诇职讻讜旨转职讱指, 砖讈讜止诪职专值讬 砖址讈讘指旨转 讜职拽纸讜止专职讗值讬 注止纸谞侄讙 Yismechu v鈥檓alchuscha shomrei shabbos v鈥檏orei oneg They will delight in your all empowering sovereignty - those who tend and care for shabbos and call it a joyous celebration
May I be empty and open to receive the light, May I be empty and open to receive. May I be full and open to receive the light, May I be full and open to receive.


Karov is a collection of songs born of yearning, connection, and prayer. These songs are for falling in tears, drawing close, and dancing with ancestors. I offer them to you with the hope that they can serve us as tools of resonance and resilience as we build the world to come, the world as we dream it to be.

May these songs bring blessing to you and may you bless them in return.


released August 20, 2020

All music composed by Batya Levine, Hebrew text from Jewish liturgy
Music direction by Joey Weisenberg and Batya Levine
Vocal direction by Anat Hochberg
Produced by Joey Weisenberg

Batya Levine - lead vocals
Anat Hochberg - vocals
Molly Bajgot - vocals
Aly Halpert - vocals
Arielle Korman - violin, vocals
Micah Shapiro - vocals, shruti box
Richie Barshay - percussion
Joey Weisenberg - bass, percussion, guitar, baritone ukulele, vocals

Rising Song Institute Vocalists: Rena Branson, Rebekka Goldsmith, Yosef Goldman, Eitan Kantor, Gedalia Penner, Sam Tygiel, Ariel Root Wolpe

Recorded live at Germantown Jewish Center on Lenni-Lenape land (Philadelphia, PA), March 1-4, 2020 / 5-8 Adar, 5780
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Don Godwin
Album art, graphic design, and layout by Sol Yael Weiss
Filmed versions of some of these songs are on YouTube, filmed by Jess Benjamin

Thank you to everyone who donated to help make this album happen, and special thanks to Laya and Buzzy Levine for sponsoring Tu Bishvat, and Susan and Marc Sacks for sponsoring a track.


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Batya Levine Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Batya Levine uses song as a tool for cultivating healing and resilience in her work as a communal musician, shaliach tzibur (Jewish prayer leader) and cultural organizer. Her music is made of Ashkenazi yearning, queer heart-medicine and emunah (faith/trust). Batya believes in the liberatory power of song to loosen what is bound and to sustain us as we build a more just, beautiful world. ... more

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