Friday, December 28, 2012

Anim Zemoris - Hamadregot

At the end of this great shabbos video, is this song.

Shabbat Shalom.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

"Landsmen!!!" • The Frisco Kid

The final possuk in today's Shir Shel Yom always reminds me of this movie: "Vayacheele-e-ehu mechelev chee-taaaaaw...umitzooor, dvash asbee-e-e-ekaaaaw..." But I can't find that particular clip :)

Shabbos kumt!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Heppiness • Tizmoret Amamit

The only disappointment is the lack of a WOOOOOOOOOOOONK-klunk tuba-and-snare ending so you can jump off the chair you're dancing on, fall to your knees and exhale.

HT:Shmuel, who originally sent "Tzomo, tzomo", which I could not find on Youtube. Check out their other stuff, including "Village" and "Light"

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Ki Simachtani • Pirchei

Aaaaaaaand, welcome back to 1976. With us today, a group that preceded my childhood but languished on record well into it; songs heard around the Shabbos table still. Pirchei, layduz and jennelmin...

Monday, December 24, 2012

Didan (Victory Song) • 8th Day

Today is the best day that today will ever be.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Y-ah Ribon • Aaron Razel / Shir Tzion

Three things to hear:
  • The final syllable of each stanza is the first of the refrain "...lihachavaYAH ribon olam..."
  • "Ovad GIvurteich vitimhaya.." is an identical tenuah to minute 1:37 of Arturo Marquez's Danzon No. 2, conducted exquisitely ad lev hashamayim here by our hero Gustova Dudamel, who deserves an annual mention.
  • The sound of Shabbos!!!
  • Thursday, December 20, 2012

    Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh • MBD / Ein Od Milvado

    In Hilchos Kedusha (Orech Chaim, 125:3), the Alter Rebbe quotes this entire passage as a "smach" for the custom to lift our feet during the words "Kadosh", "Boruch" and "Yimloch". So, of course, it took us eight times longer than usual to get through the se'if.

    Wednesday, December 19, 2012

    Bird of Hope • MBD/Vichol Maaminim

    Ohhhh, Hashem! Please bring us hope for tomorrow! (And for Friday too!)

    HT:MM, AF, MBD

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012

    Jews of Silence • Tzlil V'zemer 3

    This post could be any of a half-dozen songs relevant to today. But it will be something that our Shliach Tzibbur was humming while wrapping up his Tallis. It is relevant in some sense to the just-passed Chanukah holiday, the present Hey Teves celebration and the court hearing that is happening today to stop the pending ban on traditional Bris Mila. "Is that really the plan?" you ask. "To ban Bris Mila?" Let's not find out. Let's not be silent, so we'll never be silenced.

    Monday, December 17, 2012

    Yizkereim • MBD / We Are One

    The ninth day of Chanukah is when we take it all in and shine outward.

    Friday, December 14, 2012

    Lichtalach • Tzlil V'zemer

    This is the third, but never the last time that this song is posted (previously posted in 2008 and 2010). Because, really, "Aier faier is heilig un taier!"

    Rock on, Jews! Be happy, be bright, be lightful!

    Thursday, December 13, 2012

    Eililulilu • Yossele Rosenblatt

    My bubby sang it to my mom, my mom sang it to me, b'sheim my bubby. I have to master it so I can sing it to my-lilulilu.

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012

    Ko Echsof • Yehuda Green

    Thank you, people who watch, listen and smile, and thank you for telling me about it every now and then. Here's Yehuda Green, Chassidishe neshama, singing Koh Echsof. It is either his own heart-stopping composition, or I am missing an obvious link...

    Why today? Because it's an addictive song that I don't deserve to be hooked on alone. But also because today is Wednesday. On Wednesday we recite the verses "Lechu Niranina" in Shir Shel Yom.

    The Frierdiker Lubavitcher Rebbe teaches: An explanation of the three verses beginning l'chu n'ran'na, in a manner meaningful to everyone, is as follows: Wednesday, we begin thinking: What will we have for Shabbat? This is a concern in the literal sense and also spiritually, "how can we Shabbos" (i.e. make a real Shabbat)? After all, every person is quite different on Shabbat than on a weekday. So we become a bit despondent. The solution is l'chu n'ran'na ("Come let us sing"), have faith, trust. Comes Thursday, it is now closer to Shabbat and we still have nothing. It doesn't seem to "n'ran'na" so easily and we realize we must do something. So we study Chassidus Thursday night, so that by Friday we sense the depth of "...for the L-rd is a great G-d and a great King1..."; and with this a Jew "can Shabbos." Original Yiddish.

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012

    Hanimtza Ka'zeh? • Aaron Razel

    The last pasuk of yesterday's Chitas. One of the first Tenuos that opened me to Razeler Chassidus, c. 1998. (He used to play the Motza'i Shabbos Kumzitz circuit in Tzfas עיה"ק תובב"א.) It took a decade before I became a Chassid.

    Monday, December 10, 2012

    Haneiros Halalu • The Chassidic House Party feat. Choni G

    If ShirShelYom exists for a single reason, that single reason is this. For a quick-fix, watch from 5:05, then again from 7:05.

    The Chassidic House Party has arrived for very, very good, my friends. Recorded on Samsung Galaxy by SSY Contibutor Levi.

    Friday, December 7, 2012

    Matisyahu - Happy Hanukkah

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    I am by no means a Matisyahu "fan", but this one I like.

    Thursday, December 6, 2012

    Lamma Balue • 8th Day

    Welcome back, Divshare! We missed you bad! a

    Tuesday, December 4, 2012

    Memories • Avraham Fried and MBD

    Pretty much the best Jewish concert, period. Ohel Concert 5768 (1998)

    I'm always struck by Fried's subtle change of lyric to reflect his Chabaditude: "There is little I can say or do..." (Originally "There is nothing...")