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Title: Soul Bigger


Jewish Treats and @JewishTweets want to know if you're ready to make your "Soul Bigger" for the High Holidays? Follow us on Twitter! Visit our Facebook Page! A Project of the National Jewish Outreach Program (NJOP) Written and Directed by Brian Golub and Mike Kirsch of Unique New York Entertainment Choreographed by Mike Kirsch Learn more about the 3 T's of the High Holidays, Teshuva (Repentance), Tefilah (Prayer) and Tzedaka (Charity), with this post taken from our blog: The 3 Ts On Rosh Hashanah we declare: "But repentance, prayer and charity remove the evil of the decree!" In Hebrew, these constitute the 3 Ts: Teshuva, Tefilah and Tzedaka. Teshuva (repentance) a central theme of the High Holidays, means more than just saying "sorry." Teshuva, means recognizing one's errors and making an effort not to repeat them. In many ways, teshuva is a private act because one must be introspective to recognize one's own mistakes. Tefilah (prayer) is the acknowledgment of God as the King and Ruler of the universe. Tefilah is almost private, but not quite. It is a conversation between the person and God. Tzedaka (charity) is a critical step necessary to reverse an evil decree simply because it constitutes an action. The performance of this mitzvah affects the person giving, the person receiving, and its benefits often extend to others as well. Tzedaka is reaching out beyond one's self, and is thus a public act. Everything that a person does affects the world in multiple ways. It affects the person's relationship with him/herself, their relationship with the Divine and their relationship with their fellow human beings. The path to reversing the evil of the decree must therefore involve the private, the spiritual and the public spheres of our lives. Song Lyrics: SOUL BIGGER It's Rosh Hashanah, Oh, So Happy New Year Yeah...had some triflin' days for sure Oh, gotta make my Soul Bigger, Not much time Till Yom Kippur CHORUS: (It's Rosh Hashanah) Now I'm just tryin' to make my Soul Bigger (So happy new year) And I ain't messin' it's no joke joke. (It's Rosh Hashanah) For 10 days I'll be a do-gooder (So happy new year) And say I'm sorry to some folk folk ( I'm sorry) Repent boy go 'head Repent ( I'm sorry) Repent boy go 'head Repent ( I'm sorry) Repent boy go 'head Repent ( I'm sorry) Repent boy go 'head Called my Mom At a beauty Salon With a brand new Mahzor Under her under arm She said "Shana Tova" I said "I meant you no harm... When all my friends came over And we totaled your car...I'm so so- rry mom You forgive me?" Yeah we forgive you! Yeah I forgive you! awwwwwwWWWWWWWW 18 yrs, 18yrs She'd been livin kinda greedy yo for 18yrs This babe was payin QVC for things she don't need But the boy in the salon, yo he planted the seed Now, you'll see her at the synagogue, any given Saturday Or lookin up a charity to try to give some cash away. Goin to the doctor got lipo with her money Now she's building houses for the po' with her money Walking round lookin like Michael with her money Now she's feedin all the homeless apples with some honey, honey,honey If you ain't no punk holla Rosh Hashana...Rosh Hashana..Yeah.. (She gives her money) Now she longer is a gold digger (to those in need) Cause she be givin back to folk folk (She gives her money) Now she's just tryin to make her soul bigger (to those in need) And she don't care if she go broke broke (Charity) Bestow girl go 'head Bestow (Charity) Bestow girl go 'head Bestow (Charity) Bestow girl go 'head Bestow (Charity) Bestow girl go 'head He wanted to make his soul bigger just like me And he wanted to give back to his community So he rounded up his homeboys and jumped in his ride Drove up to the synagogue ... "yo come inside" Ooooooh, It's Rosh Hashanah So happy new year It's Rosh Hashanah So happy new year Happy New Year, Happy New Year, Happy New Year, Happy New Year! It's Rosh Hashanah Oh, What a New Year Hope I made the book of life for sure Yeah, made my soul bigger Only 8 more hours, only 8 more hours... Till Yom Kippur! "Gosh, I can't believe I get to do this every year...neat1" New Year! Filmed and Edited by Sathya Vijayendran of Grand Illusion Films Music Recorded and Edited by JP Rende for four40 Entertainment Lead Vocals by Brian Golub. Additional Vocals by Noel Molinelli & Mike Kirsch Special Thanks To: Renee S. Erreich Daniel Glass Denise Rich Songs Leyla Kuday Congregation Orach Chaim The Acropolis-Astoria Dov Salon Seymour PR


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Uploaded: 2010-09-05 06:52:25

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Soul Bigger

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Holidays, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Culture, Music, Beliefs/Theology, Jewish Practice/Halakhah, Ethics