He went far in his musical studies and then changed the course of his life under the influence of the mashpia, R’ Reuven Dunin a”h. * He came up with the idea of forming a Chabad choir to sing for the public and led this choir at “Evenings with Chabad.” * An overview of the life of the Chassid, R’ Yosef Marton a”h, the man responsible for Chabad’s anthem of U’faratzta, who passed away on Chanuka.
Entries in music (5)
In an exclusive interview with the Beis Moshiach Magazine, Chassidic conductor and composer R’ Moshe Mordechai (“Mona”) Rosenblum speaks about his childhood (“My mother gave me an accordion when I was four and a half years old”), the uniqueness of Chabad niggunim (“Every time I hear the Alter Rebbe’s niggunim, I feel as if I’m listening to them for the first time”), producing CDs of Chabad niggunim (“It’s slow and painstaking work, as it’s not easy to put the emotions into distinctive vessels”), and his family connection with the Alter Rebbe.
Naor Carmi found the answers to life through the pages of Likkutei Torah and today he uses his musical talents to spread the wellsprings and to bring authentic Chabad niggunim to the public, even to non-Jews. * His ensemble has performed dozens of Chabad niggunim and has produced a CD called “The Heart and the Wellspring.” * In a conversation with Beis Moshiach, Naor tells his story which began with a musical upbringing in Akko and now has him performing with the most interesting ensemble in the world of Israeli music.
Violinist Oren Tzur tells about how he came to Chabad. * “The Tanya became my daily instruction book that teaches me how to implement everything I learn in life.” * The musician who discovered himself when he began learning Tanya.
Nadav Becher traveled to the Far East, visited ashrams, and studied just about every form of mysticism. He studied Indian music and listened to the utter silence on the Thai islands. None of these experiences truly touched him until he learned a maamer of the Alter Rebbe. For the first time in his life, he felt that someone truly understood him, that someone was speaking directly to him. * He abandoned a musical career and a spot in a top Israeli band and today he is a Chassidishe “baal menagen” who presents niggunim of the Alter Rebbe to the public.