Itai Gal writes songs, plays piano, sings, and sometimes plays guitar, accordion and percussion. Their songs are inspired by the words of Jewish prayers and texts, their own spiritual experiences, and music made in this part of the world and others, and often include full verses of interpretive translations in English as prayers for the Earth, justice, wholeness, and balance. He released the album Arise in 2019 with Itai and the Ophanim, a band that lasted for two shows right before he left Boston (The Ophanim are the wheeled beings in Ezekiel's vision, one of Itai's favorite texts). Arise is available on all major streaming platforms. Itai is working on recording their newer songs, which you can find on itaiandtheophanim.bandcamp.com, and also plays keyboard outside of Jewish music, currently in their local Grateful Dead tribute band, Bigfoot County.