Order 3 or more physical items and get 1¢ postal shipping
Briah & Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks | Ayn Od

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Nava Tehila Romemu Shlomo Carlebach

More Artists From
United States - California - SF

Other Genres You Will Love
Spiritual: Hebrew New Age: Meditation Moods: Spiritual
There are no items in your wishlist.

Ayn Od

by Briah & Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks

New music for Shabbat prayers and chants, blending elements of Middle Eastern and Indian music, Klezmer, and Hassidic niggunim. This collection of mystical melodies will awaken your heart and drop you fully into the Presence of Shabliss!
Genre: Spiritual: Hebrew
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
clip
1. Lekhu Neranena (Live) [feat. Jeannette Ferber, Bon Singer, Joshua Miele, Sam "Shmully" Markewich, Lior Tsarfaty & Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks]
Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks & Briah
5:46 $0.99
clip
2. Shiru (Live) [feat. Jeannette Ferber, Bon Singer, Joshua Miele, Sam "Shmully" Markewich, Lior Tsarfaty, Aharon Wheels Bolsta & Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks]
Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks & Briah
4:22 $0.99
clip
3. Ya Ha Rakhaman Chant (Live) [feat. Jeannette Ferber, Bon Singer, Joshua Miele, Sam "Shmully" Markewich, Lior Tsarfaty & Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks]
Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks & Briah
1:00 $0.99
clip
4. Or Zarua (Live) [feat. Jeannette Ferber, Bon Singer, Joshua Miele, Sam "Shmully" Markewich, Lior Tsarfaty & Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks]
Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks & Briah
2:49 $0.99
clip
5. Hodia (Live) [feat. Jeannette Ferber, Bon Singer, Joshua Miele, Sam "Shmully" Markewich, Lior Tsarfaty & Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks]
Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks & Briah
4:31 $0.99
clip
6. Romemu (Live) [feat. Jeannette Ferber, Bon Singer, Joshua Miele, Sam "Shmully" Markewich, Lior Tsarfaty, Lisa Schachter-Brooks & Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks]
Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks & Briah
3:47 $0.99
clip
7. Mizmor L’ David (Live) [feat. Jeannette Ferber, Bon Singer, Joshua Miele, Sam "Shmully" Markewich, Achi Ben Shalom & Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks]
Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks & Briah
4:00 $0.99
clip
8. Ana B’khoakh (Live) [feat. Jeannette Ferber, Bon Singer, Joshua Miele, Sam "Shmully" Markewich, Lior Tsarfaty & Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks]
Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks & Briah
2:51 $0.99
clip
9. L’kha Dodi (Live) [feat. Jeannette Ferber, Bon Singer, Joshua Miele, Sam "Shmully" Markewich, Lior Tsarfaty & Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks]
Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks & Briah
8:23 $0.99
clip
10. Mizmor Shir L’ Yom Ha Shabbat (Live) [feat. Jeannette Ferber, Bon Singer, Joshua Miele, Sam "Shmully" Markewich, Lior Tsarfaty & Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks]
Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks & Briah
2:49 $0.99
clip
11. Hashkiveinu (Live) [feat. Jeannette Ferber, Bon Singer, Joshua Miele, Sam "Shmully" Markewich, Lior Tsarfaty & Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks]
Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks & Briah
2:03 $0.99
clip
12. Aleinu (Live) [feat. Jeannette Ferber, Bon Singer, Joshua Miele, Sam "Shmully" Markewich, Achi Ben Shalom & Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks]
Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks & Briah
2:50 $0.99
clip
13. Ayn Od Preamble (Live) [feat. Jeannette Ferber, Bon Singer, Joshua Miele, Sam Shmully Markewich, Achi Ben Shalom, Mark the Stikman & Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks]
Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks & Briah
0:32 $0.99
clip
14. Ayn Od (Live) [feat. Jeannette Ferber, Bon Singer, Joshua Miele, Sam "Shmully" Markewich, Achi Ben Shalom, Mark the Stikman & Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks]
Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks & Briah
4:45 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Reb Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks is a Jewish spiritual teacher and musician. He has been teaching the practice of Presence (meditation, mindfulness) and Judaism since 2006. In 2016, he founded Torah of Awakening, the Jewish Path of Presence, which is the platform through which he teaches both live and online. There are currently more than 100 supporting members and 1000 subscribers who regularly learn with Brian. He is the author of the book, Integral Jewish Meditation – Three Portals of Presence for Spiritual Awakening, as well as hundreds of teaching videos, essays, and audio courses, all available online. Brian Yosef also regularly leads music and meditation services with his band BRIAH in the San Francisco Bay Area, Tucson, Arizona, and other locations.

Brian Yosef’s passion for spirituality and music was sparked at age four, when his grandmother played him the soundtrack of Jesus Christ Superstar. Despite the Christian association and lack of any religious tradition at home, Brian became deeply drawn to Judaism through his experiences at his uncle Howard’s Passover seders.

In the mid-eighties, after some early childhood dabbling in various mystical practices and some training in Transcendental Meditation, Brian Yosef was struck by the writings of Martin Buber while procrastinating from piano practice in a new-age bookshop. Buber spoke of the essence of Judaism and Hassidism as a lived reality, beyond the dogmas and legalities of codified Judaism. In 1987, Brian experienced a “spiritual awakening” in which the question mark of life seemed to be transformed into an exclamation point, the personal struggles of life all dropped away, and it became obvious that the answer was to “Live for God.” The experience only lasted a few weeks, however, and so began his journey to recover the simplicity and directness of that perception. He sought the advice of Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z”l, who became an advisor and rebbe to Brian for the next three decades. In 1998, Brian experienced a second awakening which caused a lasting shift and opened the door to the simple and liberating openness he had been seeking.

During the next 18 years, Brian Yosef developed and taught many workshops and courses for adults and pre-teens in syngagoues throughout the Bay Area. He also composed a repertoire of Jewish liturgical music and developed and led the popular musical services at Chochmat Halev synagogue in Berkeley. In 2009, he was invited to be co-leader and band director for the annual Shabbatons (Shabbat retreats) with Reb Zalman z”l in Ashland, Oregon, which continued until Reb Zalman left this world in 2014. In 2010, he began working with Sufi Master, Shaykh Ibrahim Baba Farajaje (may his secret be sanctified), both as murid (student) and co-leader of retreats and inter-religious services, until Ibrahim Baba returned to the Beloved in 2016.

Reb Brian Yosef received s'miha (ordination) as Minister of Sacred Music from Reb Zalman z”l (Reb Yosef Briah Zohar, Menatzeiakh, Ba’al Tefilah – 2012), Spiritual Teacher and Awakener of Souls from Shaykh Ibrahim Baba Farajaje (may his secret be sanctified) and Rabbi SaraLeya Schley (Morei Rukhani um’oreir n’shamot – 2012), certification as Teacher of Jewish Meditation (Moreh L’hitbodedut – Dr. Avram Davis, 2004), and holds a Bachelor in Music from the Eastman School of Music (1991). ​He lives with wife Lisa and two children in Tucson, Arizona. ​​

About the music: Brian Yosef's music ranges from original meditative chants for synagogue to improvisatory piano excursions to progressive rock compositions. It is a “tree of life” with its roots in Klezmer and Hebrew devotional music, a trunk of rock and jazz, and branches reaching toward the heights of Indian Classical music.

"Reb Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks is both a brilliant teacher and prayer leader. His approach to Torah text is innovative and insightful, and takes meditation to a new level of accessibility. I cannot recommend his work enough. As a teacher he is wise and inspiring. As a musician and spiritual leader, the prayers come to life and seem to take flight within the heart and soul."
~ Rabbi David Zaslow, Havurah Shir Hadash, Ashland, Oregon; author of Reimagining Exodus, Roots and Branches

"Brian’s gentle guidance makes communion with the divine possible."
~ Estelle Frankel, author of Sacred Therapy and The Wisdom of Not Knowing – Discovering a Life of Wonder by Embracing Uncertainty

“Reb Brian Yosef is an amazing spiritual teacher, able to inspire his students in profound ways that contribute to their spiritual transformation. And he is a masterful composer and musician. Bring him to your community — and he will plant seeds that will germinate for years to come.”
~ Rabbi Burt Jacobson, founder, Kehilla Community Synagogue, Oakland, California; author of This Precious Moment: The Wisdom of the Ba'al Shem Tov

“Reb Brian Yosef is a breath of spiritual fresh air in a world that is too often stuffy with solemn vapors. He makes Jewish spirituality relevant and doable.”
~ Rabbi Hazzan Avraham Alpert, Congregation Bet Shalom, Tucson, Arizona

"Brian brought a depth of insight to the experience of Jewish meditation, guided by his loving presence, that made everyone feel at ease. His teachings made me want to know more and reminded of how much beauty and Divine connection is possible
​in our tradition."
~ Cantor Risa Wallach, Congregation B'nai Shalom, Walnut Creek, California

“Judaism comes to life in Brian’s presence – he embodies what he teaches, and this is invaluable! As his student, I have been inspired to know myself more fully, and to become more dedicated to my own quest for meaning, understanding, connection, and integrity. He is a fantastic teacher!”
~ Rachel Walker, Torah of Awakening student

“The teachings always seem to be just what I need at the time!”
~ Pearl Werfel, Torah of Awakening student

“Brian's ability to synthesize the deep wisdom of the Jewish tradition
with his own insights on the power of presence and acceptance of reality has been a great gift to me.”
~ Cyrise Beatty, cantorial soloist, meditation teacher

Track notes:

1. Lekhu Neranena
This setting of Psalm 95 combines elements of Middle Eastern music, Klezmer, and Progressive Rock.

2. Shiru
This setting of Psalm 96 was written while Brian Yosef attended an Indian music workshop in 2002 at Ananda Ashram in upstate New York with the late Roop Verma, may his memory be for a blessing.

3. Ya HaRakhaman Chant
This chant introduces Psalm 97, which is traditionally associated with the sefirah (Divine Aspect) of Tiferet, which means "Beauty" or "Grace." Tiferet is also associated with the quality of Rakhamim (Compassion) and the Divine Name, YHVH. The chant combines these two elements.

4. Or Zarua
This upbeat setting from Psalm 97 blends Klezmer with Rock.

5. Hodia
Meditative ballad from Psalm 98.

6. Romemu
Meditative ballad from Psalm 99.

7. Mizmor L'David
Upbeat moden klezmer setting from Psalm 29.

8. Ana B'khoakh
This Kabbalistic hymn is traditionally ascribed to the Talmudic sage, Rabbi Nehunia ben Hakana. It contains the "Forty-Two Letter Name of G-d." Also the initials of the words in the verses create seven more Divine Names. These seven Names are said to correspond to the seven mentions of Kol Hashem, "The Voice of the Divine," in the previous Psalm 29. This devotional ballad was originally composed as a lullaby for Brian Yosef's son, Eidan.

9. L'kha Dodi
This medley combines a traditional Chabad melody with melodies from Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, may his memory be for a blessing.

10. Mizmor Shir L'Yom HaShabbat
Meditative ballad from Psalm 92.

11. Hashkiveinu
Meditative ballad from the Hashkiveinu prayer for peace and protection.

12. Aleinu
This setting is based on a traditional Hindu melody.

13 & 14. Ayn Od Preamble & Ayn Od
This unusual setting of Deuteronomy 4:39, also from the Aleinu, combines elements of Indian music with progressive rock. The underlying chant in a slow five, Hu Ha, comes from the words Hu Ha Elokim — It Is The Divine — as well as being aspects of the Divine Name, YHVH. It expresses the basic understanding that G-d is not a separate entity, but is rather Reality Itself.


Read more...

Reviews


to write a review