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Oseh Shalom (song) (עושה שלום) is a prayer that is usually sung or chanted. It has been put to music many times. One famous version is Debbie Friedman's, which is recorded on Debbie Friedman at Carnegie Hall. The prayer is at the end of the Amidah, (Job 25:2).

It is a prayer for peace and wholeness.

The words are

Oseh shalom bimromav
Hu ya’aseh shalom aleinu
V’al kol V’al kol Yisrael
V’imru, amen.

In Debbie Friedman's version the lyrics vary a bit from the written prayer as parts are repeated.

Translation: (May he who makes peace in high places, make peace for us and for all Israel, and let us say, amen.)

As with many of Ms Friedman's versions, the basic tune is easy to learn and sing. The basic melody is simple, but the harmonies can be complex and beautiful.

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