Prayer and Music

“Like music, prayer is a natural expression of human longing, evidence of the image of God within us all. But like music, prayer is also something we learn and inherit. One generation passes on its most powerful melodies to the next. So too Judaism has always passed on its most moving prayers to its children. We pray as our ancestors prayed, and because of this their spirit lives on in us.”

The Chief Rabbi’s Children’s Siddur, Introduction p. xvii