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Leonard Cohen Singing Hallelujah

Lenny Cohen is where I’ve been going most of my life for a reflection of my own sadness. He doesn’t lie about the human condition, he doesn’t offer false hope, heck, he doesn’t offer much hope at all. But if beauty in the face of hardship is what you’re looking for, there’s a wellspring of beauty in hardship there.

We live in dangerous times. We live in uncertain times. Folks we don’t even know hate us for reasons we don’t fully understand. Without beauty in our lives – where would we be?


So I turn to this wordsmith to carve out yet another slice of beauty from this divine word, Hallelujah.



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Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth,,, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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