Fans of music phenom Yoshie Fruchter already admire his diverse, exciting style, which includes rock, punk, jazz, and klezmer. But with the release of his new CD "Beyond the Book: A Musical Journey into the Subconscious of Our Ancestors," a collaborative effort with his father, Fruchter gives listeners a reason to respect his knowledge of Torah and his creative ability to write musical midrash.
"The music is not religious, but is based on the Bible," he says. The album explores the emotional reactions of Biblical personalities to their circumstances. For example, Fruchter imagines Noah's fear and anger when he's given responsibility for all life after God destroys the world. "I don't think I can go much longer, not this way," the lyrics say.
Other Biblical figures, such as Moshe, King Saul, and Sarah, receive similar treatment in Fruchter's exciting CD, which brings Torah to life.