I remember growing up looking forward to the recital of Shir HaShirim every Erev Shabbat. In my synagogue, we used to read it altogether as one. Nowadays, I find that in most synagogues, people split the chapters among the congregants. In my opinion, I think it's best that everyone reads it together and those that know how to sing it well, lead it. This way, people that aren't comfortable or not yet familiar with singing it, can say it in a lower voice and sing along. All too often, people who read it solo, will make many mistakes in the Ta'amim and words. The best way to learn is to read it all together.
It's unfortunate that today's day in age, Shir HaShirim has become an after thought. People don't give it much attention that they used to. The secrets and hidden gems involved in these words written by Shelomo HaMelech are too important to be ignored.
I'm hoping with this recording, we can bring back the custom to the way it once was; the synagogues packed with people at the start of Shabbat, singing in unison this beautiful treasure that we have.
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