Healing Niggun for Ukraine

Ana El Na Refa Na Lah (Numbers 12:13) is a potent prayer for healing. Recently I set the prayer to the melody of a traditional Ukrainian lullaby, “The Dream Passes by the Window.” Chanting the prayer to this hypnotic musical setting brings the meaning of the words – “God please heal her” – deep into my heart. By framing a traditional healing text with a Ukrainian folk melody I try to elevate my spirit and pray in solidarity with the suffering of Ukrainian families and communities in their struggle to survive and be a free people.

The video clip is meant to help you learn how the melody and lyrics work together. Ideally the niggun should be sung several times to help you enter a meditative prayerful state with deep kavannah.


Ritualwell content is available for free thanks to the generous support of readers like you! Please help us continue to offer meaningful content with a donation today. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Rituals

Shop Ritualwell - Discover unique Judaica products

The Reconstructionist Network

Learning to Say "We": Writing Identity

In this immersion, we will reflect and expand on our personal experiences of identity, using writing exercises and in-depth discussions to think about, challenge, discover, explore, and experiment with different ways to identify ourselves, to consider how those ways connect us to and separate us from others, and how they represent and misrepresent aspects of who we are.

Four sessions, starting June 15th

Get the latest from Ritualwell

Subscribe for the latest rituals, online learning opportunities, and unique Judaica finds from our store.