Moon Over Maui

A Jewish Mystical Journey through the Year

Moon Brings the Tune

Written By: Jueli Garfinkle - Aug• 13•12

In anticipation of Birkat HaChodesh on Saturday, this Blessing-of-the-New-Month-inspired tune fell into my consciousness. I was humming it all day as Av’s waning crescent hung in the sky. Its verses are very loosely based on the formal prayer, but really are just for fun!  Hum along to the tune of the infamous Abbey Road Beatles’ track, “Here Comes the Sun,” if you’re so inclined.

Here comes the moon (doo doo doo doo)

Here comes the moon and we say,

Please bless these days of Elul and Tishrei.


Little darling, it’s been a long & challenging moon of Av

Little darling, it feels like so very long that Av’s been here.

Here comes Elul. (doo doo doo doo)

Here comes Tishrei.

And we say

A life of peace, a life of good, a life of blessing.



Little darling, renewal of the cycles comin’ round.

Little darling, months of clearing, light, and love are on their way.

Here comes Elul. (doo doo doo doo)

Here comes Tishrei, and we say

Physical health, abundance, honor, and awe of Heaven.



Elul, Elul, Elul, here it comes.

Tishrei, Tishrei, Tishrei, here it comes.

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