Thursday, May 26, 2016

Benny Friedman Carpool Karaoke

Get to know the man behind Yesh Tikvah, Toda, and countless of hits. Ride along with Benny Friedman in my second installment of Carpool Karaoke.

Starting Meir Kay and Benny Friedman

Lag Ba'omer Bonfires

Stolin - Lakewood


Strumz - Umar Rabbi Akiva

Some call it a Kumzitz band, and some think of it as an acoustic band with a fresh sound. Whatever you prefer to call it, one thing is certain, a Strumz event will always be an awesome experience.

Originally Recorded by Dudi Kalish & Yedidim Choir on Yedidim 2 album

Acoustic Guitar & Lead Vocal: Chaim Brown
Electric Guitar & Backup Vocal 1: Efrayim Berger
Bass Guitar & Backup Vocal 2: Avrumi Rosenfeld
Cajon: Chemi Rosenfeld
Flute: Shmaya Karpen
Additional Flute: Meir Rosenbaum

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Lowy, Daskal & Yedidim - AT Production

Yumi Lowy, Shloime Daskal & Yedidim Choir "The Dream team" intro & first dance set at a Wedding In Ateres Chaya On April 14 2016, Conducted by Yisroel Lamm an Aaron Teitelbaum Production

Sound by Solvtech
Intro Adopted by Jay Kay57
Communications Director Chad K

China Wants to Battle Traffic Jams with This Futuristic Bus

The Hyperloop may help humanity travel great distances at remarkable speeds, but how should we sustainably get from point A to B in congested cities? An innovative public transport design, revisited over the weekend at the 19th international High-Tech Expo in Beijing, might provide a solution.

The electric “straddling bus” is designed for capacity and efficiency, not necessarily for speed. It’s built extra wide to carry up to 1,400 passengers, and extra tall to allow any cars under seven feet to travel underneath, whether the bus is in motion or not. This is important because, as a public transport vehicle, the bus would stop and start frequently to load and unload passengers. And, with a top speed of 40 miles per hour, restless drivers would undoubtedly want to pass through.

The bus may also help cities become more environmentally friendly. Its size would allow it to replace 40 conventional buses and, since it’s powered by electricity, the design would reduce fuel consumption by some 800 tons and carbon emissions by nearly 2,500 tons every year, chief engineer, Song Youzhou, told China’s official news agency, Xinhua.

Song’s design isn’t new, however, and neither is the concept. Back in 2010, Song gained media attention when Beijing proposed plans to develop an infrastructure to accommodate his bus by year’s end. No tracks were ever laid so many assumed the project would remain an idea.

Treehugger reports that the idea of straddling buses was first proposed by two American architects, Lester Walker and Craig Hodgetts, in 1969. The concept was ambitious, even by todays standards, including computer-driven vehicles, perpetual motion, and “friction-free air cushion bearings” as wheels. Walker and Hodgetts suggested the design be used to modernize New York City.

To those still skeptical about the straddling bus, Song told Xinhua that a full-scale model of is currently being built in Changzhou, China and will be tested by August. If all goes well, the design may help curb the carbon emissions created by approximately 20 million new drivers who take to the road in China every year.

Live: Lag B'Omer 5776 in Meron - Ended

The live broadcast has ended. Feel free to watch a four hour replay, below.

Rare Footage - Lag B'Omer In Meron 1935, תרצ"ה

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

If Looks Could Kill

Four-year-old girl filmed giving her little brother the death stare after the toddler interrupted her karaoke session by knocking over her mic stand 

Malchus Choir - Kedai Hi Rabi Shimon

Monday, May 23, 2016

Shirei Pinchas: A Lifetime of Composing

You are invited to get to know R' Pinchas Wolf. Pinchas is a composer of Yiddishishe Niggunim, and is set to release his first album collection of his composed songs. This video is the first part of a six part interview we will release leading up to the album's completion.

The soon to be released all-star album featuring some of the brightest luminaries in the Jewish music business may well turn out to be one of the most intriguing stories to hit the Jewish world in a very long time.

Shirei Pinchas features 11 original compositions by Pinchas Wolf of Detroit. While his songs have been featured both by Yehuda Green and Yonasan Schwartz on their most recent albums, Shirei Pinchas is the first time that Wolf, who is turning 70 this fall, has made his music available to the public.

Wolf, who was born in a DP camp, spent most of his formative years in Montreal. A student first at the Klausenberger cheder and then at the Lubavitch cheder, Wolf began composing music at just ten years old. He credits that lifelong passion for Chasidishe niggunim with his return to religious observance after a brief crisis that left him struggling on a personal level. In more recent years, having been told by a surgeon that he was humming a tune while undergoing surgery and sedated with general anesthesia, Wolf decided it was time to share his music with the public.

“It was a turning point for me,” said Wolf. “It made me realize that Hashem wanted me back and he wanted my nigunim to get out there.”

The Detroit Chazan said that he continues the practice he began as a Bochur of composing a new Nigun each week in honor of Shabbos.

Joining Wolf in his musical odyssey and giving voice to his compositions are several prominent Jewish music stars including Benny Friedman, Dovid Gabay, Shimmy Engel, Yoely Greenfield, Shlomo Simcha and Mordechai Shapiro as well as a soon to be named child star soloist.

Shirei Pinchas with music produced by Naftali Schnitzler is due out in time for Shavuos.

Video by Moishy Lew

Eli Malei Rachamim - Cantor Shai Abramson

at the 2016 Holocaust Remembrance Event in Birkenau, Oświęcim, Poland