Monday, November 30, 2009

Avraham Fried - Hupp Cossack

Avraham Fried Singing Hupp Cossack at a Wedding in Crown Heights

This triumphant tune is associated with the a Chassidic Rebbes self-sacrifice in saving the life of a fellow Jew. The story: It once happened that a Jew who had rented an inn from the local landlord had fallen behind in his payments and was jailed. The landlord announced that on a particular day this Jew was to be dressed in a bear costume and to compete in a dance contest. The Shpoler Zeide put his life on the line and secretly took the place of this unfortunate Jew. This is the song to which they danced.

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