Category: Blog, News and Events Post Date: July 20, 2023

SHEMA / The Greatest Commandment (Joshua Aaron) LIVE at the GARDEN TOMB (CC for lyrics)

Joshua Aaron sings the “Shema” / The Greatest Commandment in Hebrew taken from Mark 12:28-31, Deuteronomy 6:4-9

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The Greatest Commandment
Mark 12:28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” 29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.[a] 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’[b] 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[c] There is no commandment greater than these.”

Special Greeting from Joshua:
After well over two years of planning, preparing, and rehearsing, nothing could hold us back from singing GOD’s praises at the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem! Not COVID, not even threats of terrorism just a few hundred meters away at the Damascus Gate. We felt supernaturally protected that night knowing we were safely held in the hands of the Almighty (and with ten Israeli soldiers patrolling outside the Garden Tomb Gate!). My hope is that you will be blessed as you hear these songs recorded LIVE that memorable evening. In the midst of the chaos around the world, I pray you see Yeshua, the Risen Savior, Messiah, King of all, and feel the sense of reality that He was, He is and He soon will come again. Amen

Shema Israel Adonai Eloeinu
Shema Israel Adonai Echad

V’ahavta et Adonai Eloheicha b’chol levavcha
U’vchol nafshecha u’vchol meodecha
V’ahavta l’re-acha kamocha, V’ahavta l’re-acha kamocha

Music and Arrangement by Joshua Aaron / Aaron Shust. Lyrics taken from Mark 12:28-31 © 2021 Shust Music, songs.

A big thanks to our huge team!
Music Director and Producer/Guitar: Jamie Hilsden
Lead Vocals/Guitar: Joshua Aaron
Oud/Baglama/Tar/Hurdy Gurdy/Lyra/Cura: Yaron Cherniak
Bass: Vadim Sokolyk
Electric Guitar: David Niskin
Drums: Gabriel Aisenman
Singers: Shilo Ben Hod, Rebekah Wagner, Jamie Hilsden
Special Guests: Aaron Shust, Nizar Francis
Cellist: Eliana Miraglia
Piano: Paweł Zarecki
Audio Engineer: Tairo Arrabal
Audio Mix: Ainslie Grosser
Audio Master: Chris Gehringer

Video Producer: Mati Shoshani
Director: Dudi Dorham
Video Editor: Igal Blachman
Video Colorist: Franck Desmoulins

Of course, THANK YOU to the entire staff at @TheGardenTombJerusalem Visit their website to order from their store or support this incredible organization

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