Margalit Jakob

New Album: Aranen - I will sing out in Joy

Featured ALBUM

I Will Sing Out in Joy - בְּמַעֲשֵׂי יָדֶיךָ אֲרַנֵּן

(Transliterated from Hebrew: “Bemaasei Yadecha Aranen”) It is dedicated to the memory of her father, Eliezer Jakob, a Rabbi and Cantor who taught her, by his evocative tenor voice and joy of singing to love Jewish music.

 The album is Jakob’s antidote to depression. The name Aranen ארנן was given to her youngest son with the idea that it was finally time to sing out in joy in response to all that God has created. She has been enamored with singing Jewish music, especially accompanied by harmonies at the Shabat table and in the synogogue. “This has been the most uplifting part of my Shabat.” On this CD is a group of songs Jakob has composed to some popular liturgical verses. She is glad for the opportunity to begin to share them with you.  

Praise for "I Will Sing Out in Joy"

Margalit, thank you so much for this delightful CD! Your original tunes, exquisite arrangements, and their artistic performance and production, really bring the words of the prayers to life. I wholeheartedly recommend the disc to all who love Jewish music.
— Israel Sykes
I loved the original melodies on your album. Each one provides a new experience of the text. The songs inspire me spiritually and connect me closer to God.
— Tsippi Sandler
Music composed from the heart connects directly to the soul. I find such beauty in words and melodies that can appeal to so many people, yet also feel as though they were written just for me. The music resonates deeply with me, and touches me differently each time.
I write this with all my heart! Music like this is rare!

— Avital Grossman
“I will sing out in Joy” is indeed a joyful experience ... whether at home, at work or on the road, the music has a wonderfully soothing effect.
The crystal clear melodies perfectly suit the liturgical Jewish lyrics for which they were composed. The talented vocalists and the skillful orchestration are a pure delight.
In short, it is a pearl of a disc, as it’s creator’s Hebrew name suggests.

— Gil and Idit Chazan