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LISTEN: Possibly Leonard Cohen's most Jewish song

    On Wednesday Leonard Cohen released a sneak preview of his upcoming album: a song called “You Want It Darker”.

    In it, the singer addresses God, asking why bad things happen. The chorus includes words that are both Hebrew and biblical: “Hineni, hineni, I’m ready my Lord.” Cohen also includes words from the Kaddish: “Magnified, sanctified, be thy holy name.”

    If that wasn't Jewish enough, his backing singers aren't his usual band or female harmonisers, but the all-male choir of Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, the synagogue in Montreal in which he was raised, and the cantor sings the final chorus as the track fades to a close.

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