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New take on ‘Hallelujah’ a new Easter tradition

  • April 17, 2014

With the kids well into their teenage years, I was looking for an Easter tradition to replace the old Easter egg hunt that evaporated some years ago.

I think I’ve found it. Well, actually I may have found it a couple years ago because I just seem to be doing it year after year without really thinking about it until this year.

A few years ago, somebody e-mailed me the clip of Kelley Mooney from Prince Edward Island singing her rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” I watched it the first time in 2010 on YouTube and was totally moved by it. Mysteriously, each Easter someone different seems to e-mail me the clip and suggest I watch it. And even though I’ve seen it before, every time I watch it again and every time I am moved. Just go to and enter Kelley Mooney and you’ll find it.

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