Sunday, August 14, 2022

Yom Zeh - Asher Schick - Single

Performed By Asher Schick
Composed by Yosef Schick
Music by Shua Finkel
Mixed and Mastered by Jack Shore Studios - Jerusalem

Many people have heard of Yom Kippur Katan, and many even say it monthly by mincha on Erev Rosh Chodesh, yet the words never seemed to have become familiar in the music world. A Yiddishe song is supposed to connect us to tefillos and divrei tanach and chazal, and this tefillah has so many powerful words that we felt it needed to be spread to help people appreciate this holy tefillah.

The Chofetz Chaim was once asked why he was so makpid to say Yom Kippur Katan.

He gave a mashal to a train traveling across the continent.

A large and powerful train can go the entire weekslong trip without stopping. A simple train can only be loaded with enough fuel and food for a few days without the riders needing to take a break.

So too by us yidden. The yidden from the times of chazal were able to have one Yom Kippur and they’d have enough chizzuk and hisoirerus to last the entire year. But for us simple Galus yidden, there’s no way we can go the whole year with one Neilah, one Kabolas Ol Malchus Shomayim. That’s why we have Yom Kippur katan. To keep the fuel going so we don’t stop Chas vshalom. And this was the Chofetz Chaim talking for himself! How much more so for us.

With that, we hope this song resonates and with Hashems help that our zechusim should be as big as the moon once was, with the coming of the eternal light Bimheira Byameinu!

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