Debbie Friedman, a popular singer and songwriter who is widely credited with reinvigorating synagogue music, has died. Friedman died Sunday after being hospitalized in Orange County for several days with pneumonia. She was in her late 50s.
Israeli singer songwriter Avigail Cohen expresses universal hopes and doubts in 'Erev Rosh Hashana': "There's a last ray of sunlight, the fading year is disappearing in the dim light. What will the New Year bring with it? The darkness spreads a scent of hope."