Grapevine: A women’s Hallel service

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February 6, 2014 12:42

There was also an international pianist and composer, but unlike the other instrumentalists, she did not bring a keyboard with her, merely joining in the singing.

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Nir Barkat celebrates election victory 521. (photo credit:Marc Israel Sellem)

ART TEACHER Maureen Kushner, who every Rosh Hodesh celebrates by having a women’s Hallel service on the rooftop balcony of her apartment in Mahaneh Yehuda, was thrilled that among the 20-plus women who showed up last Friday morning were singer Rachel Rubin, a violinist, a harpist, a clarinetist and a guitarist.

There was also an international pianist and composer, but unlike the other instrumentalists, she did not bring a keyboard with her, merely joining in the singing.

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