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New Releases from Jewish Music International, UK

Press release from Noa Lachman at JMI, Int'l

Dear customer

Tu B’shvat is reminding us that spring is not far… here is a reminder of our products, more items for Purim and Pesach will follow.

We have been to our local woods were we have planted trees to celebrate Tu b’shvat. If you were interested in doing the same you could log on to www.woodland-trust.org.uk to plant a tree in the UK or on www.kkl.org.il/eng where you are invited to plant trees in Israel's Forests. You will receive a certificate with your personal inscription and you can chose where you want the tree to be planted. Please note that none of your donation comes to us, the order is done on their websites independent of our business.

Special offers from Rimmon—2007

We are offering a £5 voucher to all of our customers who spend £40 or more during January and February 2007. This voucher is valid to the end of 2007 and is also transferable so you can give it to a friend. Please add Free Voucher to your shopping basket by pressing on our sale link on the left of the page.

A free recipe for Tu B’shvat from the renowned Jewish Chef Denise Philips is included at the end of this email!

New Releases and New Addition to our catalogue 2007:

Songs for Tu B'Shevat The New Year for Trees
Hebrew songs of Nature including Ashkedya Porahat, Vals le Haganat Hatzomeach (Nature Protection Waltz), Tu B’shevat, Eretz Hatzabar, Ma Osim Haetzim and more. Price £12.99

Hilda Bronstein sings Yiddish Songs Old and New—Bronstein and Shepherd Klezmer quartet
A vibrant and colourful collection of Yiddish songs, each piece capturing some facet of the lives and culture of East European Jewry—expression of the very soul of a people from its darkest hours to moments of ecstatic joy. This CD consists not only of traditional songs but also new pieces by composers from Moldova And the Czech Republic, the latter composed in 2006, but set to the words of a poem written in the Vilna Ghetto in 1943. The expressive range of the Yiddish words is matched by the rich tones of Hilda's voice and the inspirational improvisations of Merlin Shepherd and his quartet of Klezmer musicians on clarinet, Bass clarinet, piano accordion, violin and double Bass. Price CD £14.99

Klezmer Karma—Roby Lakatos and Ensemble—with the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra featuring Myriam Fuks and Aldo Granato
"A unique fusion of Gypsy and Klezmer music with hints of tango, funk, Jazz and Waltz.." Fast and lively! Refreshing on the Klezmer scene Tracks include: Klezmer Suite, Yiddishe Mame, Glick, Neshumele, Papirossen suite, Klezmer suite no 2, Empty Pictures, Ani Maamin, Dizzy Fingers, Romania , Hatikvah, Badapest, Yiddishe Hassene, Klezmer Csardas. Price CD £14.99

A Little Miracle—compositions of David Stock
Works of the American contemporary composer David Stock who also conducts the last piece on the CD, Y'rusha and Tekiah. Performed by Elizabeth Shammash, mezzo-soprano; Richard Stolzman clarinet; Stephen Burns trumpet.and Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin also Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz conductor. Price CD £6.99

New Shabbos Waltz—Statman Andy
Like "Songs of Our Fathers," Andy Statman and David Grisman’s previous collaboration, this CD presents what in Yiddish are called velts nigunim- literally ‘the world’s melodies’. Members of many different Jewish communities are familiar with them and sing them on Sabbath, festivals, and other occasions. However, outside of Jewish circles, these religious melodies are unknown. So you might say that they are velt’s nigunim (world’s melodies) that most of the velt (world) has never heard before. Price CD 15.99

In My Own Lifetime—Bikel Theodore
Features 12 newly recorded Theodore Bikel "Musical Theater Classics," plus one extra bonus, a Yiddish version Of ‘Little Bit of Luck’ from My Fair Lady; Marieke (From Jacques Brel is Alive and Well); If We Only Have Love (From Jacques Brel is Alive and Well); La Chanson Des Vieux Amant, Mack the Knife (From the Threepenny Opera) September Song (From Knickerbocker Holiday); Sunrise Sunset (From Fiddler on the Roof); If I were a Rich Man (From Fiddler on the Roof); In My Own Lifetime (From the Rothschilds); Edelweiss (From the sound of Music); The First Time (From Zorba); I Am Free (From Zorba); If I were a Rich Man (Yiddish Version) (From Fiddler on the Roof). Price CD £14.99

Journey to Shabbat—Cantor Rita Glassman Contemporary songs for the Shabbath
"The Journey to Shabbat is a journey of faith, love and sacred intention. We kindle the Sabbath lights and rekindle what is holy and precious in our lives. Through prayer, song and meditation, we connect deeply to soul, to God, and to each other, recognising the oneness in all of creation. As we open the gates to Shabbat we become more fully alive, more joyful, and more in tune with the stirrings of our hearts". This is the quote from the CD of the Congregation Sherith Israel which is one of the leading Reform Synagogues in San Francisco today. Full of life and musical, lovely to listen to! Price CD £14.99

Life of the Worlds—Kaplan Richard—Journeys in Jewish Sacred Music
A remarkable collection of vocal performances of Jewish Sacred Music from the Middle East, Andalusia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia – songs of exultation, longing, love and Divine imminence – accompanied by an ensemble of masterful musicians. Price CD £15.50

Glorious—30th Anniversary Edition—Camerata Singers—Compositions by Abraham Kaplan
Hailed by Leonard Bernstein as "a heaven-sent maestro" Abraham Kaplan is considered by many to be the greatest choral conductor of his generation and one of the most dynamic performers on the world stage today. His contribution to the world of classical music includes numerous acclaimed choral and symphonic compositions, world premiere performances of well-know 20th century pieces and instruction to many of today’s symphony and choral conductors. Kaplan’s most notable choral compositions include Glorious the Kdusha Symphony, Arvit leshabat, Psalms of Abraham and the Crystal Cathedral Psalms. Price CD £14.99

Many more Jewish Music for Passover/Pesach and to see all the new products for 2007 visit our website on www.jewishmusic-jmd.co.uk or for Judaica products please visit our website on www.judaica-rimmon.co.uk

Peanut and Fruit Bread Recipe

by Denise Phillips

Preparation Time: 20 minutes plus 1 hour soaking
Cooking Time: 1 hour
Serves: 8 – 10 people

100g dried figs – coarsely chopped
100g dried apricots, halved
80g raisins
80 roasted unsalted peanuts
125g unsalted butter or margarine
200g caster sugar
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 tablespoons brandy or calvados
2 eggs
120g wholemeal self- raising flour
120g wholemeal plain flour
100g raw peanuts


  • Combine the dried fruits, butter, sugar and 180 ml of water in a large saucepan.
  • Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Add the bicarbonate of soda, roasted peanuts and calvados or brandy and mix well. Leave to stand at room temperature for 1 hour.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 C/ 350 F/ Gas mark 4.
  • Line a 900g (12 cm x 21 cm loaf tin) with non stick baking parchment paper.
  • Whisk the eggs and flours together and stir into the fruit batter.
  • Sprinkle the top with the raw peanuts and press lightly into the batter.
  • Bake for 1 hour or until cooked when tested with a skewer.

To Serve the stylish Way: Invert on to a rectangular plate, slice and dust with icing sugar.

Recipe by Denise Phillips
Denise's Kitchen—Modern Jewish Cooking with Style

My popular Cookery Demonstrations are the ideal, yet informal way of adding to your cookery skills. These are comprehensive "hands-on" classes. T : 01923 836 456. Website: www.jewishcookery.com