Naftali Noah Lehrman's Grateful Torah, Phish on Shabbos, & More: Original Torah on Music & Community

Coming in 5783 from Penn State University Press! Rock n' Roll Religion: Phish, Jews, and the People of the Helping Friendly Book featuring Naftali Noah Lehrman's "Tour & Torah"!

"Can't forget to turn the earth
So both sides get their share
Of darkness
And of light..."
lyrics from Roggae by Phish
Image of the Havdalah candle which traditional Jews use to bless the Divine Name for distinguishing between Darkness and Light, between Day and Night, at the conclusion of Shabbos.

 

Lurianic-Cordoveran Tree of "sefirot" traditionally diagraming the Divine Emanations, process of Creation, and human consciousness, composed of Fishman Donuts.

Lurianic-Cordoveran Tree of "sefirot" traditionally diagraming the Divine Emanations, process of Creation, and human consciousness, composed of Fishman Donuts.

"Reconvene, reconnect
Raise a glass to the Architect
‘Cause it turned out better
So much better
Than we ever did expect"
lyrics from The Architect by TAB/Phish
Image of the raised wine glass with which traditional Jews consecrate the Passover Seder gathering and come together in praise of the Master Planner who redeemed us from slavery and exile in Egypt.

"I spoke your name for many days
Pronouncing it in several ways
And moving letters all around
And substituting every sound
And when you heard the end result,
I told you it was not my fault,
If you were here more of the day,
I(t) wouldn't twist around that way"

lyrics from Twist by Phish
Image of traditional Jewish meditation on the permutations of the Hebrew letters in the Divine Name.

A Litte Heady Hanukkah Torah from Naftal Noah Lehrman on Light in the Age of Miracles 2021/5782!

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Naftali Noah Lehrman Speaks on Phish & Torah Live Online @ Thursday Night Chulent! December 16, 2021 @ 10pm!

A Litte Heady Rosh Hashanah Shofar Torah from Naftal Noah Lehrman for 5782

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A few words for the New Year on sacred music and spiritual community from Naftal Noah Lehrman for 5781

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A few words on sound, music and the High Holidays from Naftali Noah Lehrman for 5779

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A conversation with Noah Lehrman, Relix Editor-In-Chief Mike Greenhaus, and Rabbi Dan Ain of Because Jewish on The Grateful Dead and Purim featuring Noah's thoughts on the metaphysics and mysticism of music and Judaism. Purim Night, February 28, 2018, New York City

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Naftali Noah Lehrman, a descendant of the Baal Shem Tov and know to some as The Nunever, studied Hebrew Bible at Brown University in Providence, RI, drumset & percussion at The Collective Conservatory in New York, NY, and Jewish thought & music at Yeshivah Shalom Rav in Beis Midrash Tchernobyl in Tsfat, Israel. He has performed with members of RatDog, Phil Lesh & Friends, JGB, Vince Welnik & Friends, moe., Dark Star Orchestra, Blood Sweat & Tears, Particle, Stella Blues Band, Deadgrass, Gent Treadly, The Klezmatics, Soul Farm, The G-Nome Project, Pey Daled, Yehuda Green, Eitan Katz, & the late Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Natali Noah has spoken on Judaism, the Grateful Dead, Phish tour, & Torah at the Blues for Challah Jewish Grateful Dead Festival, the National Historic Landmark Eldrdge Street Synagogue Museum, with Relix Editor-In-Chief Mike Greenhaus, and in publications ranging from The Economist to Metroplotian magazines.

Coming in 5782 from Penn State University Press! Rock n' Roll Religion: Phish, Jews, and the People of the Helping Friendly Book featuring Naftali Noah Lehrman's "Tour & Torah"!


"Avinu Malkeinu" - The Grove ft Noah Lehrman on drums and electonic percussion - an avant garde, ambient meditation on the traditional High Holiday melody.

"Samson & Delilah" - Noah on drums in the main sanctuary for the National Historic Landwark Eldridge Street Synagogue Museum w/ members of RatDog, Phil Lesh & Friends, JGB, Dark Star Orchestra, & more
Naftali Noah on percussion w/ Israel's G-Nome Project, Garcia's at The Capitol Theatre's Livetronukkah Hanukkah Show
Promised Land Hebrew language Grateful Dead Project ft Naftal Noah Lehrman on drums, Khen Roten (Sagol 59) & C Lanzbom (Soul Farm, Deadgrass) - "New Minglewood Blues / בלוז חדש לגמרי"
Expect miracles everyday... Naftali Noah Lehrman at Rockwood Music Hall w/ Taraleigh Weathers

"Mitzvah Goreret Mitzvah" - Naftali Noah Lehrman ' Yossi Piamenta Tribute w/ members of Moshiach Oi!