Sunday, March 29, 2020

Yumi Lowy - Mi Shebeirach Lacholim

Mi Shebeirach Lacholim (Lyric Video)
Performed by: Yumi Lowy
Composed, produced & backing vocals by: Elie Schwab
Graphic, lyric video & PR by: Yossi Zweig
Vocals recorded at: The ESP Cave

Picture the vivid scene of a Torah scroll uncovered, laying on the bimah in the center of the shul. Its lessons absorbed and its timeless message just received by the attentive congregation—a truly auspicious moment! And now, it is time for the gabbai to intone the Mi Shebeirach Lacholim, the prayer for the wellbeing of the bedridden and infirm, due to illness. Their names are inserted, the prayer is recited, and the entire congregation responds with a fervent, "Amen!"

But why in front of the Torah scroll? Explains R' Eliezer Yehuda Waldenberg (Tzitz Eliezer Vol. 5, Ramat Rachel, 17) that it is a time of immense Heavenly Mercy, and also a time at which all present fuel the prayer with a unified and heartfelt "Amen."

We are presently incapable of reciting the Mi Shebeirach in the presence of our congregations or in front of an open Torah scroll. We may nevertheless collectively pray for our brothers and sisters whose health has deteriorated and whose lives have been challenged as a result of the highly infectious Covid-19 virus.

As we listen to this poignant melody and lyrics, our hearts fill with longing and hope. Let us insert their names, and pray together as a large, unified, congregation.

Amen!

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Raphael Melloul - Mechakeh - Music Video

Raphael Melloul is a name you will be hearing a lot of in the future. He is now releasing his debut single, the first taste of his upcoming debut album.

Raphael, a native of France, immigrated to Eretz Yisrael as a child with his parents because of anti-Semitism which was on the rise in his native country. At the age of 15, he was accepted into the Yeshiva “Pachad Yitzchok” in Yerushalayim. It wasn’t long before his friends realized that this talented Bachur had a spectacular voice. From there, he began singing at every opportunity that presented itself to him. There, Bein Hazmanim and Bein Hasdorim (between classes and sessions) Raphael began to perform officially.

His debut was made possible by a friend who lent him his keyboard to play at a wedding at the Great Synagogue in Yerushalayim. Raphael, whose talent was still hidden at this point, began to sing while everyone was busy preparing for the wedding. After hearing his amazing voice, guests from both families immediately asked him to sing the couple to the Chuppah. From that moment on, Raphael became a popular singer at major events, going on to perform in Brazil, France, Switzerland, and of course in Eretz Yisrael.

Raphael got married and started a family, which meant supporting a family by performing all over the world. It wasn’t long before fans and guests would start asking and begging Raphael for original material. Now, at 27, Raphael embarks on his own musical journey. The best musicians and producers have joined Raphael in the making of his debut album, which he is currently recording. Raphael flew to the US to meet prolific composer Yitzy Waldner to see if they could create something special. Yitzy’s melody added another dimension to his original song. During these days, when panic and uncertainty prevail, Raphael is releasing his single Achakeh Lo as a prayer to help us get through these hard times.

“I decided to stay true to the words of the Passuk that have always held me,” Melloul reasoned. It is with this song, that we yearn for the ultimate Geula!

Friday, March 27, 2020

United for Protection - Crown Heights Sefer Torah

๐Ÿ–‹Join in the Crown Heights Community Sefer Torah being written on behalf of the members of Klal Yisroel who have fallen ill with COVID - 19.

In the times of the Baal Shemtov Zt”l when a rampant disease was spreading through Mezibush, the Baal Shemtov Zt”l told community leaders that the remedy was to write a Sefer Torah in which the whole town would participate.

As the Sofer began to write, the community began to heal.

Let us harness the Koach of the Baal Shemtov Zt”l

๐Ÿ‘๐ŸปYou can be a part of this Community effort to help save Klal Yisroel.

Buy a Letter - Save a Life!

➡ visit: unitedforprotection.com
for more information and to purchase your letters.

After covering the cost of the Torah and siyum, all extra funds will be donated to Hatzalah.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Ari Goldwag - Bitchu - Trust in Hashem

Ari Goldwag returns with another touching song and video, reminding us to look through our own personal lives to see how much Hashem has taken care of us every single day - this contemplation can help us be sure that He will continue to support and care for us.

Composed/Produced/Arranged by Ari Goldwag
Piano/Synths: Ari Goldwag
Bass/Acoustic/Electric Guitars: Lucas Gonzalez
Drums: Jim Riley

Filmed and Edited by Goldwag Film Studios
Vintage footage by Mr. Murray Goldwag

Lyrics:
Bitchu Bashem
Adei Ad
Ki b'kah Hashem
Tzur Olamim
Trust in Hashem
Forever in your God
'cuz all the worlds were formed
only by Him
Baruch Hagever
Asher yiftach b'Hashem
V'haya Hashem mivtacho
Blessings come forever (last forever)
When we trust in Hashem
We raise our eyes and then
We start to know

Lipa Schmeltzer Kabales Ponim Gramen

Lipa Schmeltzer sings in rhyme as an introduction to a recent Chupa.

(Yiddish)

UK Woman 'Self-Distancing' in Zorb Ball

A woman 'self-isolating' in a zorb ball has left shoppers and staff at a Morrisons store in Herne Bay, Kent, bemused after rolling around the supermarket.

The footage was filmed earlier this week by a man accompanying the woman who claimed to be her carer, and who stated that the pair were there to buy groceries.

A member of staff can be seen approaching the woman in the zorb ball and politely asking her to leave.

A security guard then escorts the zorb baller out of the shop.

UK woman 'self-distancing' in from lucky wolf on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Dear Klal Yisroel

๐Ÿ–‹Join in the Crown Heights Community Sefer Torah being written on behalf of the members of Klal Yisroel who have fallen ill with COVID - 19.

In the times of the Baal Shemtov Zt”l when a rampant disease was spreading through Mezibush, the Baal Shemtov Zt”l told community leaders that the remedy was to write a Sefer Torah in which the whole town would participate.

As the Sofer began to write, the community began to heal.

Let us harness the Koach of the Baal Shemtov Zt”l

๐Ÿ‘๐ŸปYou can be a part of this Community effort to help save Klal Yisroel.

Buy a Letter - Save a Life!

➡ visit: unitedforprotection. com
for more information and to purchase your letters.

After covering the cost of the Torah and siyum, all extra funds will be donated to Hatzalah.

Avinu Malkeinu - Chabad Nigun - Avraham Fried


Monday, March 23, 2020

Mesivta of Waterbury "Stranger"

This song is about the kid who everyone adores and believes in... he just doesn't believe in himself.
I hope this will be an inspiration for everyone to reach out and help others see just how beautiful they really are.

Composed by: Eli Dachs and Dovid Levinger Ft. Yosef Zidell
Song Arranged by: Aryeh Kunstler

Main Actors:
Maymay Clenman
Ezra Borck
Moshe Glazer

Directed and Written by:
Akiva Balsam of www.koshervids.com
Adam Yehudah Brodman

Yedidim Choir - COVID 19 Message

Klal yisrael is in this challenge together.

Sing along with us, as one, be'achdus, for whatever Hashem says, whatever Hashem wants, that's what we will do.

Shamshi, we so wanted to be by your simcha, at the same time we know that this is Ratzon Hashem

We are singing and celebrating with you in our homes. For this is Rutzon Hashem

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Du Voint A Yid - Freilach - Falkowitz & Lev Choir

With the Yom Tov of Pesach approaching The Freilach Band is proud to present their version of this fantastic song originally recorded by Yisroel Werdyger.

The arrangement for this song was written by our very own Nachman Dreyer who added his own special flavor that will make you want to watch this again and again!

Music by: Freilach Band/Avrumi Schreiber
Arranged by: Nachman Dreyer
Composed by: Hershy Rottenberg
Lev Choir Led by: Aba Berkowitz
Mixed by: V-Gold Beat Production
Live Sound: Solvetech
Live Sound Engineer: Baba
Video: Motty Engel