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The Power of Music


dreamstime_xs_6149856.jpgOften when I visit elderly patients in Nursing Homes or elsewhere I like to sing some Hebrew Songs with them. Sometimes I sing alone but most often, they join me in song either by singing along or by clapping or smiling. Besides for the fact that I like songs and music, I have found there are few things that have the emotional power of music and song. I watch people be transported away in their thoughts and memories, as I watch others smile and enjoy, or even start tapping or clapping along.

I have had many occasions  where I have seen the unbelievable effects of music and song, including in the ICU where people in their weakest states, have literally sat up and been inspired to keep going through the power of melodies and… Read More »

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