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“New Jewish Tunes” CD Continues to Fly Off the Shelves
Ruach 5767 Jewish Music Album Defies Trends in Music Business

NEW YORK –The Ruach CD collection from Transcontinental Music Publications, which brings the best and most innovative new Jewish music to the forefront of the industry, continues to defy industry trends with the latest album, Ruach 5767.

While the Wall Street Journal reported recently that the world-wide slump in CD sales was due to the expansion on online music sites, the Ruach 5767 CD is already a best seller in the Jewish music niche. Michael Boxer, executive producer of Ruach 5767 and director of Transcontinental Music, attributes the continued success of this series to the quality of the artists chosen for the bi-annual albums.

“We provide a platform for the very best artists in the Jewish music world,” Boxer said. “Jewish music fans and creators alike know that the Ruach series is the place to find the best of new and aspiring Jewish musicians, as well as new music from more established artists.”

This February, Ruach 5767 was released at the North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) Convention in Philadelphia, attended by more than 1,100 Reform teens. “The NFTY Convention is a wonderful place to release this album,” said Boxer. “One of the great things about this music is how well it resonates with these teens. It’s a source of pride for all of us to help keep the younger generations connected to Judaism through music.” After a concert celebrating the release of the CD, with performances by Dan Nichols ( and Noam Katz (, more than 500 Ruach 5767 albums were sold at the convention.

In addition to songs by Nichols and Katz, Ruach 5767 includes new music from Stacy Beyer, Steve Dropkin, Debbie Friedman, Sue Horowitz, Mark Aaron James, Eric Komar, Ross M. Levy, Sheldon Low, Mah Tovu, The Josh Nelson Project, Rich Recht, Beth Schafer, Six13, and the Perim Smilow and the Freedom Music Project.

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Transcontinental Music Publications is the world’s largest publish of Jewish music, including songbooks, choral and sheet music and recordings. It is the music publishing arm of the Union for Reform Judaism (formerly the Union of American Hebrew Congregations), the central body of Reform Judaism in North America, uniting 1.5 million Reform Jews in more than 900 synagogues. Union services include camps, outreach to unaffiliated and intermarried Jews, educational programs, and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in Washington, D.C.


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