.וביום השביעי שבת וינפש...
On the seventh day God ceased from work and was refreshed.
- Exodus 31:17
Welcoming Shabbat (Kabbalat Shabbat) is one of the ritual innovations of the circle of Kabbalists (Jewish mystics) who gathered around Rabbi Isaac Luria in sixteenth-century Safed in the Land of Israel. - Mishkan T'filah: A Reform Siddur
Music can play a large role in the way we create space and time, as well as connect to liturgy and ritual. Both ancient and modern texts, blessings and prayers create a soundtrack that connects tradition with modern practice.
While many songs are available for purchase on iTunes or streaming on Pandora or Spotify, here are a few links to Jewish music online storefronts and streaming services.
Some of my favorites include Dan Nichols, Julie Silver, Alan Goodis, Craig Taubman, Josh Nelson, Steve Dropkin, and a few more who don't have their own websites (yet).