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Darshan is a musical project and creative methodology founded by MC Eden Pearlstein and Reb Shir Yaakov that combines deep engagement with Jewish text and tradition with a radical commitment to spiritual inspiration and cultural innovation.

As such, Darshan is a collaborative vehicle for arts-based Jewish renewal that is constantly evolving and including other cutting-edge musicians, teachers, and ritual artists such as Basya Schechter, Jamie Saft, Ben Perowsky, Rabbi Greg Wall, Daniel Ori, Rabbi Dr. Jill Hammer, Rabbi Dr. Shaul Magid, Amichai Lau-Lavie, Ken Ross, Elana Brody and others....

Darshan formed as a band in the summer of 2008 in the fields and forests of the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center. It was there that Eden and Shir first permuted the letters of their names to reveal their creative avatar: DARSHAN (meaning 'myth-maker', 'seeker', 'deliverer of the drash'). Thus began the unique collaboration that has become their hallmark — a mixture of soul-stirring melodies, spine-tingling rap-poetry, and Jewish renewal as in days of old....


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