Last Updated on Sunday, 9 January 2011 02:59 Written by bryfy Friday, 7 January 2011 05:26

No words can describe this loss to the Jewish world – only music

Recently I was asked who the most influential American Jewish leader was in the contemporary era. Who is the Heschel of our time? I thought for a second and then answered Debbie Friedman. In my limited understanding of American Jewry perhaps no one else has transformed Jewish life and Jewish ritual more than any other person. I first saw Debbie perform at a CAJE conference shortly after arriving in the US from Australia. It was when I saw her perform, and saw the audience react to her and with her, I knew that I was witnessing a vibrant Jewish life that I had never previously been exposed to.

This Shabbat may our prayers go out to Debbie in her time of need.

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Learn more about Debbie Friedman and her impact on Jewish life through none other than Wikipedia.

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