"Get Jewish cantors to huddle with Duke Ellington and Louie Armstrong. What would they come up with?
Maybe something like ‘Jazz Wisdom Spirit,’ a concert planned for Sept. 9 in Delray Beach. Created by a rabbi and a music professor, the concert will set cantorial music and prayers to early jazz...The ‘wisdom’ part of the concert will feature Aaron's brother, Rabbi Irwin Kula
of the New York-based National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. He will offer High Holy Days themes of repentance and introspection as meditation and guided imagery. In one exercise, the audience will think up 30 or 40 ‘obligations’ – to work, family, country, etcetera. Then Rabbi Kula will have them imagine themselves without those obligations, then take them back, one by one. ‘It’s an internal inventory without judgment,’ the rabbi says. ‘It's to make them realize that they are no one without their promises.&lsquo....;quot;