Miriam Leah Epstein Preil
musical neshama

Tashlich, The Music of Teshuva!

waters of the sea (Miriam Leah)

We have a seemingly strange custom to go to the waters on Rosh HaShana day, to say a prayer and “throw away” our sins.

…  וְתַשְׁלִיךְ בִמְצֻלוֹת יָם כָּל־חַטֹּאתָם

 We stand by the waters full of life, turn our hearts and declare, “Who is like You, oh God, Who grants us another chance to begin?”


We only need pause to look closer into those waters, until we can’t see.  Your vastness of glory is beyond our sight.

We will look inside ourselves, and search to refine our ways, as we stand in awe of Your mercy and might.


We may just come near, but perhaps what we really need, is to open ourselves to everything around us, and hear.

Miriam’s melody on the waters* 


 רַֽנְּנ֣וּ צַ֖דִּיקִים בַּֽ-הֹ לַ֜יְשָׁרִ֗ים נָאוָ֥ה תְהִלָּֽה

שִׁ֣ירוּ ל֖וֹ שִׁ֣יר חָדָ֑שׁ הֵיטִ֥יבוּ נַ֜גֵּ֗ן בִּתְרוּעָֽה…

Tashlich is full of song.  Hearken to the Music of Teshuva, let it flow!


Kesiva v’Chasima Tova,  CHAZAK!

Miriam Leah


*Music composed and performed by Miriam Leah

About the Author
Miriam Leah Epstein Preil grew up in the midwest, but her heart has always been in Israel! She began playing piano by ear when she was six years old, and by age seven was already studying piano seriously. Her musicality and passion for music were remarkable from an early age. She and the piano are inseparable! Music fills her life and home. Miriam Leah has composed pieces for piano, piano and voice, and many Niggunim. Her poetry is unique, each poem stands on its own yet becomes greater within her collection of poems. All universal. She utilizes her writing to engage people in thought, stir discussion, share insights, support causes, bring forth truths, educate, and inspire souls. She has taught Judaics and Jewish music extensively in Jewish Day schools for many years. Miriam Leah combines her love of music and creative writing with her devotion to Am Yisroel and Eretz Yisroel, through her writing of Divrei Torah and advocating for Jewish values and Israel.
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