album blazed some new territory in Jewish Music when Ira began his association
with the well known, award winning Producer and Arranger, Daniel Freiberg.
Daniel's contemporary flare and Ira's versatile, classically trained voice
combined for a very new and exciting sound.
The songs on this album, a collaborative effort of Ira and
the acclaimed Jewish composer Yossi Green, received a very enthusiastic
reception. The song, "Ani Maamin," a rousing modern rendition of
the timeless words of Maimonides, shot to number one on the hit parade on Kol
Yisrael Radio in Israel. It then remained at number one for several
Ira's deep sensitivity for the concerns of the Jewish People
again prominently surfaces in his songs, "the Promise" and "Tallis."
In "The Promise," Ira captures the dramatic moment between a young
Jewish man and his father , before the son goes out to defend his people.
In the song "Tallis," Ira emphasizes the timelessness of Judaism
through an imaginary conversation with his departed Grandfather's aging prayer
shawl. The song brings a message of hope that is best expressed through
the words of a Tallis that has seen and survived a century full of horror and
tragedy for the Jewish People.