Marilyn Lightstone’s “The Light Shines All Over the World”

Marilyn Lightstone’s “The Light Shines All Over the World”

Marilyn Lightstone’s alt-faith carol “The Light Shines All Over the World” with the Carols of Christmas ensemble is a testament to the universality of mankind’s reverence for the growing light of the new year. Enjoy Marilyn Lightstone’s performance of “The Light Shines All Over the World” below. Click here to watch Marilyn explain what the carol means to her, and the inspiration that led to its creation. Join Marilyn Lightstone for ‘Nocturne‘ on The New Classical FM, weekday evenings from 11:00 pm  – 1:00...

Letters From Lightstone: Sites & Sounds of Israel, Part 19

Follow ZoomerMedia’s Marilyn Lightstone, host of Nocturne, as she travels to Israel this summer to bring you first-hand coverage of this culturally-rich country. In this dispatch, she sends a letter to her friend Evelyn Hannon, founder and editor of Journeywoman.com. Dear Evelyn, Why, you may ask, have I posted this picture of a container of liquid soap? A fair enough question, but note the name. It’s a Life product, the house brand of our Canadian chain Shoppers Drug Mart. Sunny told me that each time she came to Canada she would load up on Life products, and that she was so delighted when they opened a chain in Israel. She wrote Mr. Koffler, its founder and a great Canadian philanthropist, to tell him so and he wrote her the most gracious letter in reply…Continue reading on...

Letters From Lightstone: Sites & Sounds of Israel, Part 18

  Follow ZoomerMedia’s Marilyn Lightstone, host of Nocturne, as she travels to Israel this summer to bring you first-hand coverage of this culturally-rich country. In this dispatch, she sends a letter to Moses Znaimer.   Dear Moses, Had you been with me as I strolled the ancient streets of Jaffa, I feel certain you would have encouraged me to go into Rachel Arbel’s shop, where all her jewellery designs incorporate bits of ancient Roman glass found during archaeological digs. There’s a lot of this jewelry to be seen around the country, but nowhere else have I seen specimens as beautifully striking as Rachel’s….Continue reading on...

Letters From Lightstone: Sites & Sounds of Israel, Part 17

  Follow ZoomerMedia’s Marilyn Lightstone, host of Nocturne, as she travels to Israel this summer to bring you first-hand coverage of this culturally-rich country. In this dispatch, she sends a letter to her friend, filmmaker and producer, Joel Goldberg. Dear Joel, I know that your little daughter, Aria, is precious to you beyond words, which is why I thought you would appreciate learning about this extraordinary organization, Save a Child’s Heart. My dear friend, Sunny Holtzman, who has been my guide and translator in Tel Aviv, volunteers here every week, and today — my last full day in Israel — she took me with her. I could write many words about what I saw and heard, but far better that you should experience it through some of the people who make it all happen. I did several little videos of which this is the first…Continue reading on...

Letters From Lightstone: Sites & Sounds of Israel, Part 16

  Follow ZoomerMedia’s Marilyn Lightstone, host of Nocturne, as she travels to Israel this summer to bring you first-hand coverage of this culturally-rich country. In this dispatch, she sends a letter to her friend Linda Nash. Dear Linda, Of all my friends, I think you’re the only one who likes to shop as much as I do, and as I know you’re keen to make another trip to to Israel, I thought I’d tell you about my shopping experiences. Remember my writing that I would be leaving Toronto with only carry-on luggage and an additional empty fold-up bag? That was in anticipation of filling it up in Tel Aviv, and whaddya know! Mission accomplished!…Continue reading on...

Letters From Lightstone: Sites & Sounds of Israel, Part 15

Follow ZoomerMedia’s Marilyn Lightstone, host of Nocturne, as she travels to Israel this summer to bring you first-hand coverage of this culturally-rich country. In this dispatch, she sends a letter to her friend Sunny Holtzman.   Dear Sunny, How lucky I am to have such a dear, old friend here in Tel Aviv! I loved that my room at The Royal Beach Hotel overlooks both the city and the Mediterranean, and actually has a small terrace where we sat for hours, catching up on so much that has happened since you last visited Canada. And the Arab restaurant you took me to in Jaffa? The best falafel I’ve ever had, and the Israeli beer was fine! Tel Aviv is known for its summer heat and humidity, so what a pleasant surprise to have that lovely breeze during our postprandial stroll along the beach when we headed back to the hotel. I kicked myself for neglecting to bring my camera — unusual for me when traveling — but it was still great to see so many people enjoying the evening: walking, jogging, bicycling…Continue reading on...