5000 years of the anguish, suffering, hope and joy of the Jewish people is distilled into these twelve marvelous tracks. This was Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach's debut recording, and it is still his best. The songs are in Hebrew; many are biblical texts. But you don't have to understand a word of Hebrew to respond to the hope and pain of these beautiful melodies; each song is unforgettable, speaking straight to the heart. No collection of Jewish music is complete without this album.