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Monday, August 02, 2021

Benny Friedman & Aryeh Hurwitz "Hachayenu Kel"

Sung by Benny Friedman & Aryeh Hurwitz
Arranged & produced by Doni Gross
Composed by Yisrael D. Rosenberg

Lyrics by the 6th Lubavitcher Rebbe, the Rebbe Rayatz published in "Hakeria VhaKedusha" publication.

Video by 321MOTION

This song was dedicated in honor of: Rabbi Mordchai Meir Bryski OBM who cherished this niggun and brought it with him from his time in the Lubavitcher Yeshiva in Shanghai, China.

Rabbi Yisroel Gordon (may he be gezunt) who taught this niggun to hundreds of his talmidim with love, and with the firm belief that it would bring his talmidim closer to Hashem and closer to the Geulah Shleimah.

About the song:
Hachayenu Kel was first published in 5701 in the first issue of the publication “Hakirah V’Hakedusha”, and was later sung in the presence of the Frierdiker Rebbe, R’ Yosef Yitzchok of Lubavitch.

The words are said to have been written as a poem by the Frierdiker Rebbe himself. The melody was then composed by Yisroel David Rosenberg, who was one of the students of Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim in Shanghai.

The bochurim learning in Lubavitch Yeshiva in Poland had escaped to Shanghai during WWII, and would sing this song in prayer and in the hopes of seeing redemption immediately, and to be reunited with Klal Yisrael.

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