Produced by Micah Mahoney
Review by David Tokajer
There is a new generation of Messianic Jewish worship artists arising. Empowered by the Ruach HaKodesh and stepping into the mantle of their predecessors, these artists have a burning passion and desire to see hearts drawn into the Shechinah of Adonai and directly to His heart. One of these new women and men of God is Micah Mahoney, worship leader of Congregation Zion's Sake in Newport News, Virginia. Mahoney's début album is loaded with moving serenades that lift the soul, unshackle the spirit and leads the listener to the very throne of Adonai. Each song is skillfully composed; an entire CD is specifically designed and artistically compiled to lead its audience deeper into the presence of God.
By Joshua Aaron
Produced by Joshua Aaron and WorshipinIsrael.com
Review by Rachel Wolf
Joshua Aaron Manarchuck, known professionally as Joshua Aaron, is a worship leader of excellence and an adept musician. His first release, Bo Yeshua, was recorded live at River of God Church in Enola, Pennsylvania. It boasts 15 tracks, including “HaTikva” (the Israeli National Anthem), “The Sacrifice Lamb” by Joel Chernoff, several Messianic and renewal favorites and original numbers. Joshua often sings in both Hebrew and English and his stated aim for this first album was to reach and connect traditional and Messianic Jews.
Songs In the Night
by Karen Davis
Galilee of the Nations
Review by Ya’akov Pisk
It’s hard to come up with enough superlatives to describe Songs in the Night, the fifth album released by Karen Davis. She’s the worship leader at Kehilat HaCarmel, a Messianic congregation located at the top of Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel. The music is richly structured, employing subtle nuances that add to the listening experience, much in the way that a dash of cinnamon enhances a good cappuccino. Karen says this new project was birthed amid the tension and turmoil experienced by many Israelis in the past few years.