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Great comments. I’d add Yerachmiel Begun (I know Miami has been mentioned, but I’m highlighting the talented driving force behind the choir. So many great songs over the last 40 years or so!), Mona Rosenblum, Moshe Laufer and Chaim Banet. Oh, and Lenny Solomon, though his music is for a different market really!
And why do you think bragging? Are you embarrassed to be an MBD fan? Don’t be!
And btw thanks alot. You’ve just inspired me to get off and do something more productive for the next hour.
There was a series of albums called ‘Destiny’ by Eli Nathan, similar in style to Journeys. Great albums that slipped under the radar.
I’d say Journeys 3 and Miami Boys Choir Min Hashomayim
The whole attraction of the Shabbos Project was the idea of a day to focus on family and friends WITHOUT the distractions of technology. A pity that some of us in the frum world never appreciated that aspect!
We all need appreciation for mitzvos, even if we’ve been keeping them all our lives. That’s what today’s baalei teshuva can teach us.
You can be happy and serious at the same time. It’s not a contradiction. If you look at the photos of Rav Elyashiv ZTZ”L, you’ll notice that he never smiled. That doesn’t mean that he wasn’t happy. Far from it. He had an internal simchah from his own personal Avodas Hashem.
Even though we are genuinely sad during the 3 weeks (or try to be), we can still be satisfied deep down that we are mourning the way Hashem wants us to.
It’s just a a different type of simchah than the one we show in times like Yomtov, or on Purim.October 8, 2014 3:22 pm at 3:22 pm in reply to: NeutiquamErro's favorite thread with an obscure title #1147331
I bet that even JK Rowling wouldn’t be able to keep up with this lomdisheh discussion. With so many Harry Potter experts here, somebody should write a Peirush Al Harry Potter. The sefer would be a best seller! LOL
I got the last Destiny a couple of years back when in Israel (it’s actually about 10 years old) and grew up with Destiny 1 & 2. The arrangements on the last album are particularly good. As a musician, I would say they were somehow overlooked, but are just as emotional as Abie’s songs. I believe they were written by a guy named Eli Nathan and are actually available on CD baby.
I also want to mention another overlooked album from Miriam Israeli, the lyricist for Benny Friedman’s Yesh Tikvah, Ari Goldwag’s Am Echad and a few other recent songs. It’s an all male album, with both Hebrew and English songs. I believe she is American, because because her English is as fluent as her Hebrew. And Ari Goldwag sings 4 of the songs on it!
It’s called ‘Amen’ and probably available on mostlymusic.com