Crossover Dreams

Does folksinger Debbie Friedman have the cure for our spiritual blues?

Debra Nussbaum Cohen

From Moment, June 1996
Reprinted with Permission.

Packed into a hotel ballroom last November, more than 1,000 Jewish convention-goers in business suits and high heels found themselves standing together and swaying arm-in-arm to the resonant melody and lyrics of Debbie Freidman's ``Mishebeyrach,'' a song based on the prayer asking God for healing.