Music flows from a deep place inside. No one really knows how to explain music. Music works wonders on a person, it transforms. People become closer to Yiddishkeit though the power of music. Music changes a person’s mood. It reaches the deepest core of the soul and works magic. When we listen to a specific song as a child we have deep nostalgia while listening to it after many years. Music has the power to bring people to laugher or to tears. Sometimes when the song hits that perfect note it sends shivers down our spine.

I miss music.

Sometimes I have such an urge to lose myself in a familiar song. Sometimes I must force my fingers to stop opening the lid of the piano, to stop my fingers from gliding across the keys. Sometimes I sit in the bus, fingering my MP3 player, wishing I could turn it on. Sometimes I have to remind myself why I’m doing this.

But there’s a reason. We are waiting for the music that is the most beautiful, most emotional sound man has ever heard. The music that sends shivers down our backs, but at the same time causes our hearts to be filled with joy, bursting with gratitude to Hashem. The music that unites young and old. The music that causes one to stop in wonder and just listen, letting the music wash over the soul.

We are waiting for the Leviim to sing and play musical instruments in the Beis Hamikdash.

And without the Beis Hamikdash this special song ceases.

Let’s keep on davening each day that we will be zoche to listen to the touching melodies of the Leviim in the Beis Hamikdash bimeira beyaminu, amen.