In 2017, Rabbi Micah Lapidus wrote a song in honor of the Atlanta Falcons playing in the Super Bowl.
“Rise Up” became the unofficial rallying cry for Falcons fans. The music video included Congressman John Lewis. The rabbi was thrilled that “Rise Up” took on a meaning for several Atlanta communities beyond football.
Now he has released a spiritual album with 18 original songs called “Hello, Goodbye and Peace.” The songs encapsulate both Jewish and Universalistic ideals.
“City Lights” host Lois Reitzes sat down with Rabbi Lapidus to discuss the new album.
“One of the things that I appreciate about this particular album is the opportunity to explore so many different aspects of the human experience from mindfulness to the peaks and valleys in all of our journeys to some of the spiritual resources that sustain us through the difficult times to the ways we express gratitude with life’s blessings,” Rabbi Lapidus said.
This story was originally published with audio on WABE.org.