I am blessed to bring
to you our latest featured artist’s CD release, Zipporah Bennett’s “Halelu”.
This is Zipporah’s fourth release, and in my opinion, her best. This
collection of songs composed by Zipporah, a renowned Israeli Messianic
music artist, has got to be one of the greatest to come from the
Holy land in years! “Halelu” is a fine example of
Zipporah’s talented ability to bring the full emotion of each
scripture that she puts to song. I have listened to this one over and
over, and I can say that this is a CD that you will not grow tired
of. Zipporah keeps your interest with each beautifully polished
song, using instrumentation which has been well-thought out. This
refreshing CD contains Hebrew and English, and is sure to appeal to
My first choice for a
song sample is entitled, “Adonai Yagen B’adi”, (The Lord is
Covering Me). Based upon Psalm 138, Zipporah has captured the very
emotion of this passage in scripture, and given it a special Israeli
musical flavor. This song features another much loved Messianic artist,
Carol Cantrell, whose voice is absolutely beautiful! You will be left
praising God for His protection and deliverance!
The second song sample
is entitled, “Itotai”, (All My Times). With the soothing
vocal style of soloist, Sarah Liberman, Psalm 31 comes alive, bringing
you to the Holy of Holies. Zipporah’s anointed songwriting is so
evident in this wonderful, worshipful musical offering. I must say it is
one of my favorites from the CD.
The CD jacket contains
lyrics written in Hebrew, transliterated into English, and
the English translation, a result of many requests. I know that you will
be blessed by ordering your copy of this sure-to-be favorite of many!
Zipporah Bennett was raised in an Orthodox Jewish home in New York.
As a young woman she found that her spiritual needs were not being met
in the synagogue. Deep within her burned the question, "Where is
God?" This began a long quest which ended in a remarkable
encounter with the Messiah in the Hawaiian Islands that changed her
In her zeal to study Scripture and to discover the Messiah in the Old
Testament, she saw in a fresh light the End Time plan of God to restore
the Jewish people to the Land of Israel and to Himself. Over a period of
time, she realized God was calling her to be a part of this plan. In
obedience, Zipporah moved to Jerusalem in 1976, where she met, and now
lives with her husband Ramon, a well known international author and
Challenged in those early years in Jerusalem by the lack of indigenous
praise and worship, Zipporah began to pray that God would do something
about the situation. Soon, as if in answer to her own prayers, she began
composing songs. In her unique Hebraic style which stems from her
Synagogue background, she has set Scripture to song using the original
Hebrew texts of the Bible. From these small prayerful beginnings, today
her songs are being sung, and danced to in congregations throughout
Israel, America, Mexico, and other countries of the world. A
collection of these favorites is on her first tape, "Gates of
Zion". Her second release, “Kuma Adonai”, (Arise, O Lord!),
contains songs of warfare and worship. She then compiled an album
featuring Messianic Scriptures from the Old Testament set to melody
entitled “Who Hath Believed”. The songs on her most recent release,
Halelu, is with the nations in mind, as all the songs are composed to be
sung both in Hebrew and English, or other languages.
All her albums are orchestrated and sung by members of Israeli
congregations and are popular throughout the Land and overseas.
Zipporah travels extensively with her husband and is an anointed speaker
and teacher in her own right. While she is often asked to share her
testimony, other ministry presentations feature an interesting blend of
worship, and sharing from her Hebraic background and study of the Bible.