Thursday, January 06, 2022

Talmudic Ballad Project


BDE - Yoram Taharlev Z"L

Yoram Taharlev, well known Israeli songwriter and poet dies at 84.

Taharlev penned lyrics for numerous Israeli hits. One of his well-known songs was Al Kapav Yavi. Here's a classic recording of it by Yehoram Gaon.

Other well-known lyrics he penned include Bapardes, Od Lo Tamu Kol Pla'ayich, Kum Vehithalech Ba'aretz, and Shehashemesh Ta'avor Alai.

Yehei Zichru Baruch!

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

K'shmo Ken Hu

Beautiful song by Danny Zamir! He's had a rough time of late. So amazing that he can turn it into such powerful art.


Tuesday, December 28, 2021

I Miss the Poshiter Yid

He wouldn't have shilled for CBD gum with kosher certification, I don't think.

Sunday, December 05, 2021

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

From the mailbag...

Rabbi Alty emails a link to his new Leonard Cohen cover in the spirit of the season.

Sunday, August 08, 2021

Just Stop It!

I have to say this!

It's becoming a thing to do the Shlomo Carlebach bit in the middle of Im Eshkachech. "If you would have stop a Yiddele on the way to the gas chamber and ask him 'where are you going?' He'd have answered: 'I'm on my way to Yerusholayim'... etc." I've had several singers do this at gigs I played.

I can not express how tasteless I feel this is. I have no words. Just chills. You all need to stop it; not post video clips of yourselves doing it. For goodness sakes, there are still survivors at some of these events and there are many children (and grandchildren) of survivors. Maybe Shlomo could pull this off (I'm not convinced). You, however, definitely can't.

Un A Taam

Thursday, August 05, 2021