Ani Maamin, I Believe: A Voice for Humanity

by Shira Lissek

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Chabannes 03:11
Written by Oran Eldor, I believe with complete faith in the coming of the Messiah, I believe and even though he may tarry Nonetheless I will wait for him, every day for him to come


Ani Maamin, I Believe: A Voice for Humanity serves as a prayerful and reflective love poem to the human spirit as we search for answers reminding us of our responsibility as a people to remember, see the humanity in each other, and make the world a better place. The daughter of a Hidden Child in France during World War II, my family’s story of survival along with the backdrop of the Holocaust has most shaped my worldview. This CD contains traditional and liturgical music commissioned in the past year. The contemporary settings have an eye towards the future. Taking the tragedy of the past to inform the present. In the end it is the dehumanization that made this and other genocides occur. The antidote is drawing out our shared humanity with all walks of life. As survivors will not be here forever, I believe it is incumbent upon us to share the stories we have been entrusted with from generation to generation. With this music, I hope it will be relevant to a new generation.


released April 24, 2017

Recorded at Mirrortone Studios March 2017
Producer: Shira Lissek
Music Producer/Artistic Director/Arranger: Oran Eldor
Additional orchestrations: Mitchell McCarthy
Recording engineer, mixing, mastering: Roman Molino Dunn
Photography/Graphic design: Natasha Marco
PR/Editor: Abbe Aronson
Tech support: Gil Smuskowitz

F.A.M.E.’s Project: Orchestra, conducted by Oleg Kondratenko
Andrew Zinsmeister: Guitars, Mandolin
Ronen Itzik: Drums, Percussion
Oran Eldor: Keyboards, Piano
Beth Styles: Piano - "Ani Maamin"
Composers: Oran Eldor, Beth Styles, Rick Recht, Neshama Carlebach, David Morgan, Kenny Karen, Kathy Wouk


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