November 5, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm #631190
Yanky55 you obviously know very little about Kwartin. The words meant a great deal to him, and it is apparent in his work. In fact when he heard Tiher R. Yishmael, the Gerrer Rebbe excplained that it’s impossible to sing that piece and not have hirhurei teshuva. I suggest you read his autobiography, Meine Leben, to learn more about him.November 6, 2008 2:39 pm at 2:39 pm #631191Yanky55Participant
Cantor- Two questions. Did YOU read the book? It’s in Yiddish.
Second, was Kwartin a shomer Torah umitzvot? I could be wrong about him, but why did he have the reputation that he did?
Yes, Tiher Rabbe Yishmael is extremely moving, but it proves nothing.November 6, 2008 3:09 pm at 3:09 pm #631192
Yanky55 I haven’t read the entire book, but I did once spend a couple of hours in the library skimming through it. As to Kwartin’s personal religious observances, I hvae no idea what he did in his private life. But I do know that his son, Saul Kwartin, was a life long member of Agudath Shalom in Stamford CT, an Orthodox schul, and he walked to schul, even when many his age drove there. I never heard anything about Kwartin’s reputation, so I can’t address your question.January 12, 2009 2:14 am at 2:14 am #631193Yisroel805Member
Are you the same CantorESQ that got up and sang at ***EDITED*** kumsitz? If so, I really have to hand it to you. I haven’t heard anything that stirring and original for a long time. It was mimkomcha, and if I remember correctly you improvised it on the spot.January 12, 2009 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm #631194syriansephardiMember
my school tought us prper nasuch mezrach (sephardic) its important to usJanuary 13, 2009 2:29 pm at 2:29 pm #631195
Yisroel805, I probably am the same guy.January 13, 2009 2:34 pm at 2:34 pm #631196JosephParticipant
cantoresq the anti-Chosid at a Kumzitz?! Gevalt geshrigen! !January 13, 2009 6:22 pm at 6:22 pm #631198
It was an Upper East side eatery. Hardly a real kumsitz. Besides, I’m not any more anti-chassidic than I am anti anything else. I dislike all groups equally.
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