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🕯 R’ Yisroel Yaakov (Jeffrey) Craimer – 18th of Elul

🕯 R’ Yisroel Yaakov (Jeffrey) Craimer – 18th of Elul

In shul, as we reach the pinnacle of the Yom Kippur avodah, there is a palpable feeling of elation in the air when we read this special piyut. Using magnificent expression and splendid portrayal of imagery, this esoteric sonnet portrays the Kohen Gadol’s safe emergence and successful departure from the Holy of Holies on this wondrous day.

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🕯 Rav Eliezer Zusia Portugal zt’l, The Skulaner Rebbe (1898-1982) – 29th of Av

🕯 Rav Eliezer Zusia Portugal zt’l, The Skulaner Rebbe (1898-1982) – 29th of Av

Today, on the yahrtzeit of the holy Skulener Rebbe – with Elul’s arrival just a day a way – it behooves us to take heed of Dovid Hamelech’s words. To recommit ourselves to Hashem and His Torah; to pay no attention to those who may ridicule or question our observance and adherence to His laws. B’zchus hatzaddik R’ Eliezer Zusia ben R’ Yisroel Avraham Zecher tzaddik l’vracha.

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Mi Ho’ish – (The Rabbis’ Sons)

Mi Ho’ish – (The Rabbis’ Sons)

The Sixties also represented a pivotal period in the history of the Jewish Diaspora as well. There was a real need to cultivate a proud Jewish identity for the new generation of post-war youth, including a contemporary but uncompromising musical expression of its own. It wasn’t long before the void was filled by a fresh, current, and sincere young group that single handedly created an exciting new idiom in the Jewish music world – “Chassidic Folk.”

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