Our new operetta, "ESTHER, SWEET ESTHER," dramatizes the Book
of Esther. It is the story of a Jewish maiden, orphaned at a young age,
who was adopted by her cousin Mordecai, and was miraculously
chosen to become Queen of the Persian Empire. Esther's brave
decision to petition the King on behalf of her people prevented the
genocide of the entire Jewish population in Ancient Persia. This new
operetta is a beautiful expression of hope and salvation in the face of
certain destruction!

Below is a video showing rehearsals and performance of 2 arias
which premiered at The Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast in
Washington, DC on January 21, 2013. The first public performances of
"Esther, Sweet Esther" in Concert on Aug. 16, 17 & 18, 2013 in
Paramus, NJ were a resounding success!

Watch the recently uploaded "Esther" demo reel, a 13-song sampler
with 2 beautiful new songs on our Internet Movie Database page at:
http://www.imdb.com/video/demo_reel/vi3585584153.

(c) 2007-2014 Jeremiah Ginsberg & Wendy Ross Ginsberg
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ADONAI, ADONAI, THIS IS MY PRAYER.
Y’VA-RE-CH’CHA ADONAI V’YISH-M’RE-CHA.
YA-EIR ADONAI PA-NAV EI-LE-CHA VI-CHU-NE-CHA.
YI-SA ADONAI PA-NAV EI-LE-CHA,
V’YA-SEM L’CHA SHALOM, SHALOM, SHALOM, SHALOM.

THE LORD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU;
THE LORD MAKE HIS FACE SHINE UPON YOU,
AND BE GRACIOUS UNTO YOU;

THE LORD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU;
THE LORD MAKE HIS FACE SHINE UPON YOU,
AND BE GRACIOUS UNTO YOU;

THE LORD LIFT UP HIS COUNTENANCE UPON YOU,
AND GIVE YOU PEACE.
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"THE AARONIC BLESSING"
Music & Lyrics & Orchestrated by Jeremiah Ginsberg
Counter
"FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS - ANTHOLOGY"
Music & Lyrics by Jeremiah Ginsberg

DO NOT THINK IN YOUR HEART
THAT YOU WILL ESCAPE
IN THE KING’S PALACE ANYMORE
THAN ALL THE OTHER JEWS.

FOR IF YOU REMAIN COMPLETELY SILENT
AT THIS TIME, THIS TIME,
RELIEF AND DELIVERANCE WILL ARISE,
WILL ARISE, FOR THE JEWS.

FROM ANOTHER PLACE, FROM ANOTHER PLACE,
BUT YOU AND YOUR FATHER’S HOUSE WILL PERISH.
RELIEF, RELIEF WILL COME,
BUT YOU AND YOUR FATHER’S HOUSE,
YOUR FATHER’S HOUSE WILL PERISH.

YET WHO KNOWS WHETHER YOU HAVE COME
TO THE KINGDOM FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS,
YET WHO KNOWS WHETHER YOU HAVE COME
TO THE KINGDOM FOR SUCH A TIME A THIS.

ESTHER, DARLING ESTHER,
YOU’RE THE ONLY HOPE WE HAVE, DEAR.
GO TO KING AHASUERUS,
TELL HIM THAT YOU ALSO ARE A JEWESS.

DEAREST COUSIN MORDECAI
GO AND TELL MY JEWISH FAM‘LY
THEY MUST FAST AND PRAY
FOR THREE WHOLE DAYS FOR ME, I BEG YOU.
THEN I’LL GO BEFORE THE KING,
IF HE’LL RAISE HIS GOLDEN SCEPTER,
THEN I’LL LIVE TO SEE ANOTHER DAY,
BUT IF HE WON’T, I’LL PERISH.
IF I PERISH, I WILL PERISH,
IF I PERISH, I WILL PERISH.

DEAREST COUSIN MORDECAI,
THE DECREE THAT YOU HAVE SHOWN ME
AND THE ARROWS OF YOUR WORDS
HAVE PIERCED RIGHT THROUGH MY HEART WITH
TERROR.

OH ESTHER, SWEET ESTHER,
YOU KNOW WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU TONIGHT.
OH ESTHER, SWEET ESTHER,
WE PRAY YOU WILL GO IN HIS MIGHT.
OH ESTHER, SWEET ESTHER,
DO NOT BE AFRAID, HE IS JUST A MAN,
WHEN YOU ENTER IN
YOU WILL HAVE THE ALMIGHTY WITH YOU.

MY HEART SAYS I MUST GO, SO TO THE KING I GO.
MY (HER) HEART SAYS I (SHE) MUST GO,
SO TO THE KING I (SHE) GO(ES).
Click "play" to watch the video of our fantastic cast first
rehearsing then performing 2 arias from "Esther, Sweet
Esther" at the Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast in
Washington, DC on January 21, 2013.

The operetta was performed in Concert at Maranatha
Church, 285 E. Midland Avenue in Paramus, NJ on
August 16, 17 & 18, 2013.

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http://www.facebook.com/EstherSweetEsther
Esther, Sweet Esther
Click the above audio file to hear the amazing vocal talents
of Madeline Stern performing "Mordecai, Mordecai" from
"Esther, Sweet Esther." Recorded live on Aug. 17, 2013.
Music & Lyrics by Jeremiah Ginsberg
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