Suzanne Haïk-Vantoura, LA MUSIQUE DE LA BIBLE RÉVÉLÉE – VOLUME 3 (Alienor 1051 CD).
This slideshow of Psalm 148 includes the consonantal Hebrew Masoretic Text and modified versions of the transliteration and translation provided by Lev Software. The arrangement for modern instruments and the vocal harmonies are of course SHV’s, but the ancient melodic line, modality and choral alternation were inferred by her from the Masoretic Text (Letteris Edition).
This Psalm is unique in that it uses successively all four “psalmodic modes” reconstructed by SHV from the Masoretic accents. The brilliance of a Psalm like this is that the more singers one has, the better — the whole Levitical ensemble could have sung and accompanied this melody.
Say a prayer for the soldiers of the IDF, and for all residents of the Holy Land (suggestion: Psalm 20 is traditionally said in times of distress).
Charity and acts of kindness: Put a coin in a charity box, give a gift of money to a fellow in need or to a charitable cause, or extend a helping hand to someone who needs it.
Tefillin: If you already put on tefillin every day, encourage a friend to do so. If you don’t yet, now is a good time to start!.
Mezuzah: If you don’t yet have a mezuzah get one now! If you already do have one, it may be time to have it checked to ensure that the words on the parchment have not faded.
Tzitzit: start wearing tzitzit even during the night, and even while sleeping.