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House of Wine
A Spiritually Intoxicating Melave Malka (Escorting the Queen)

Mattisyahu Brown, Rachel Ravitz

Arts & Performance, Ritual, Prayer & Spirituality

Join us as we ‘escort the Shabbat Queen’ with Havdala and a deep drink of holy song and storytelling. Rachel & Matti will share warm, ecstatic music from their new CD, drawn from the love-drunk words of Song of Songs and Psalms. And “when wine goes in, the secret comes out:” Rachel will share Rav Shlomo Carlebach’s stories of the ‘hidden tzadik’—the secret tzadik (righteous person) hidden within each of us. Together we will sing until our inner light shines.

Mattisyahu Brown

Rachel & Matti

Mattisyahu Brown brings holy passion and harmony to orthodox services. He is an official Baal Tefillah of the Soho Synagogue, the IYYUN Center, and Bnai Avraham. A singer-songwriter, he explores the mystic depths of Shir haShirim (Song of Songs) and Tehillim (Psalms), and performs with his wife, Rachel Ravitz. His greatest joy is participatory singing, when all voices unite in praise of the One.

Rachel Ravitz

Rachel & Matti

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Rachel Ravitz received her BA in Theater from the University of Massachussets in Amherst. She is a singer and an ordained maggidah (storyteller) in the lineage of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. She developed and has presented her one-woman show, A Song of Ascents: A Spiritual Journey back to Judaism, throughout the country. She co-writes and performs original Jewish music both solo and with her husband, Mattisyahu Brown, and they just released a CD of original Jewish music called My Love, My Friend.

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