Last Friday night's Kol Zimrah gets a positive review from blogger David A.M. Wilensky.
It was a great time, with a real sense of post-inauguration joy. After dinner, birkat hamazon was augmented with spontaneous harachamans asking for blessings for the new president, and expressing the wish that we will support him and/or hold him accountable, as appropriate. The Shabbat zemirot like "Tzur Mishelo" were mixed with American folk songs like "This Land Is Your Land". When it was time to leave, we left singing the traditional "Kol Haneshamah", but then followed it with a rousing "Star-Spangled Banner" out on the sidewalk.