Debbie Friedman

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Deborah Lynn "Debbie" Friedman (February 23, 1951 – January 9, 2011) was an American singer-songwriter of Jewish religious songs and melodies. She was born in Utica, New York, but moved with her family to Minnesota at age 6. She is best known for her setting of "Mi Shebeirach", the prayer for healing, which is used by hundreds of congregations across America. Her songs were used by some Orthodox Jewish congregations, as well as non-Orthodox Jewish congregations. Ms. Friedman was a feminist, and Orthodox Jewish feminist Blu Greenberg noted that while Ms. Friedman’s music impacted most on Reform and Conservative liturgy, "she had a large impact [in] Modern Orthodox shuls, women’s tefillah [prayer], the Orthodox feminist circles.... She was a religious bard and angel for the entire community."

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Year Title RatingReleases
2004 Light These Lights 1
And You Shall Be a Blessing 1
At Carnegie Hall 1
In the Beginning 1
Renewal of Sprit 1
The Journey Continues: Ma'yan Passover Haggadah in Song 1
The World of Your Dreams 1

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Year Title RatingReleases
Debbie Friedman - Live at the Del 1

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Year Title RatingReleases
The Alef Bet 1
The Water In The Well 1

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