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Singing Oseh Shalom

Updated June, 2012

Oseh Shalom is a part of a phrase found in the conclusions of many Jewish blessings and prayers, including the blessing after meals (birkat ha'mazon), kaddish (both the "full" and "mourner's" kaddish), and the standing or silent prayer (Amidah).

When sung on its own, there are several different tunes used. Here is one performed by a children's choir that includes a second song (Salaam (Od Yavo Shalom Aleinu)) at the end.


Hebrew for "holy," a prayer found in Jewish prayer services. There are many versions of the Kaddish, the best known being the Mourner's Kaddish, said by mourners. Hebrew for "our duty," it's the name and first word of a prayer recited at the end of three daily services in traditional Jewish liturgy. Tefilat Amidah, Hebrew for "The Standing Prayer," is the central prayer of Jewish liturgy. It is recited during every prayer service. Traditionally it's recited individually in silence, then repeated aloud as a congregation; some congregations omit the silent recitation and/or abbreviate the repetition.
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