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Thursday, October 30, 2008

"Blog in Dm Asks: What Would Shlomo Say?"

Shoot me.



  • At 8:39 PM, Anonymous Jordan Hirsch said…

    Actually, the line Shlomo used when confronted with distortions of his tunes was "Gevalt, they'e killing my children."

  • At 9:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    eek that was badly
    although i hate to admit that my five year old comes home from yeshiva singing ybc songs and asking to listen to their cd's

  • At 11:07 PM, Anonymous heshy said…

    MOc, please don't kill me for the following:

    its 14 years since the great R' Shlomo was niftar. I would venture to say that he is learning torah with the greatest leaders of the jewish people, and probably could not care how someone sings his songs.

  • At 11:18 PM, Blogger uberimma said…

    I didn't listen to the clips, and we know how you feel about SSM, but it is a great, great tune--overplayed or not. The other day I overheard my 4yo singing it, hopelessly off-key, to his Play-Doh. I think Reb Shlomo would get a lot of nachas from that.

  • At 11:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    He was a musician It s wrong to refer to him as the great...Only in western culture do we confuse musicians with leaders.He was great and ground breaking in his song writing. Let's leave at that.

  • At 10:12 AM, Blogger ThePeoplesChamp said…

    Reb Shlomo is much more than just a "musician" and you can make a case that his "music" and "artistic acceptance" has brought back more Neshomos than all the "Kiruv Professionals" combined.
    So, yes, I'm sure Reb Shlomo AND the Great Tzadikim he is learning with care.

    With that being said this brings back the old argument of whether it's better for us to listen to distortions of Holy Music or just go straight to the other side.

    Either way, I like Yonatans version. I'm a sucker for a good guitar solo!

  • At 10:41 AM, Blogger ThePeoplesChamp said…

    More MoC's taste:

  • At 9:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I respectfully disagree. His music was a catalyst for the return of many people. That still doesn't make him a leader amongst the Jewish people. It just means that his music was effective. He still remains a musician. Reb but not Rabbi. Yes I know all about Lakewood...
    but in the end he choice to blaze his own path, disregarded the important halacha's of shomer nigia and who knows what else.
    Musicians entertain. He inspired and the world of Jewish music owes him a tremendous debt of gratitude.

    P.S. The whole nusach Carlebach for Kabbala's Shabbos was not put together by him. Zal Neuman and a friend who's name I can't remember took his nigunim and arranged it with Kabbalas Shabbos.


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