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"Shabbes" is Yiddish for the Sabbath. Part of my "Jewish Gospel" series. I don't really like what I've heard from other artists in that department so I figured I'd give a crack at it. I devoted at least one tune on my releases to "sacred" number.


Good Shabbes
Gonna knock of work tonight
Good Shabbes
Gonna light those candles bright

Gonna rest up with my friends
Study Torah till the Sabbath ends
Good shabbes, good shabbes, good shabbes

Good Shabbes
Gonna take time out and rest
Good Shabbes
So I can be my best

Tonight the family dines
Make the blessing over the wine
Good shabbes, good shabbes, good shabbes

On Shabbes
Gonna open those gates up wide
On shabbes
To welcome the Sabbath Bride

Gonna get on down to schul
Study up on the golden rule
Good shabbes, good shabbes, good shabbes

On shabbes
We unload our woes and cares
Good shabbes
Join the congregation in prayer

You can put that phone away
It can wait till another day
Good shabbes, good shabbes, good shabbes


from The Triumph of Assimilation, released June 1, 2021


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Mark Rubin, Jew of Oklahoma New Orleans, Louisiana

Oklahoma-born, Texas-reared, and now living in New Orleans, multi-instrumentalist Mark Rubin is an unabashed Southern Jew.

Known equally for his muscular musicianship and larger-than-life persona. Over an accomplished 30+ year career, he has accompanied or produced a virtual who’s-who of American traditional music. With Danny Barnes, he founded Pioneer Proto-Americana band the Bad Livers
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