Chazak V'ematz: Jewish Songs of Protest and Hope (Hebrew title from Deuteronomy, meaning “be strong and resolute”) collects contemporary songs of strength, protest, hope, compassion, truth, and justice. These are songs to unite communities; these are songs to help overcome our differences; these are songs that give us the language we need to bring people together in peace. The pursuit of equality, justice, and freedom in our world is a core value of Judaism. Compassion for those less fortunate than us along with the duty to question authority is perhaps expressed best in the power of a song. Chazak V'ematz includes a bound-in audio download card with a unique code, used to download the original artists' recordings as featured in the songbook. Major contemporary Jewish artists' music is included, as well as all the tunes from the RAC's Together As One album. These songs are well-suited for worship services with a justice theme, protests, rallies, interfaith gatherings, and concerts.
Audio is accessed online using the unique code inside the book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.