Psalm 92: It is Good to Praise

Rabbi Zach Fredman performs an original composition based on this psalm.

Psalm 92 is one of the psalms traditionally recited on Friday evening to welcome Shabbat. It features one of the more famous lines in the Book of Psalms:

צַ֭דִּיק כַּתָּמָ֣ר יִפְרָ֑ח כְּאֶ֖רֶז בַּלְּבָנ֣וֹן יִשְׂגֶּֽה
שְׁ֭תוּלִים בְּבֵ֣ית יְהוָ֑ה בְּחַצְר֖וֹת אֱלֹהֵ֣ינוּ יַפְרִֽיחוּ
ע֭וֹד יְנוּב֣וּן בְּשֵׂיבָ֑ה דְּשֵׁנִ֖ים וְרַֽעֲנַנִּ֣ים יִהְיֽוּ
לְ֭הַגִּיד כִּֽי־יָשָׁ֣ר יְהוָ֑ה צ֝וּרִ֗י וְֽלֹא עַוְלָ֥תָה בּֽוֹ
The righteous bloom like a date-palm, they thrive like a cedar in Lebanon;
planted in the house of the Lord, they flourish in the courts of our God.
In old age they still produce fruit; they are full of sap and freshness,
attesting that the Lord is upright, my rock, in whom there is no wrong.

In this video, Rabbi Zach Fredman performs an original composition based on this psalm.

Discover More

Lulav and Etrog Symbolism

Traditional interpretations of what the four species represent.

Psalm 130: Calling From the Depths

Joey Weisenberg, the founder of Hadar's Rising Song Institute, performs a selection from Psalm 130.

Psalm 42: Longing for Togetherness

Rabbi Ebn Leader teaches and performs Psalm 42.