After two wonderful years studying in Israel, my wife Chaya and I are
back on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. It's taken a few weeks to
get settled and moved in, and our apartment is still filled with
boxes, but I'm ready to start up the music list again from its long
hiatus. So please send me info on all your upcoming Jewish music
events and I'll publicize them to the list in the next few weeks.
Meanwhile, for those who want a personal update: I'm going to be
working this year as the rabbinical intern at Congregation Ramath
Orah on 110 St. Stop by this Saturday night, August 13, for a
meaningful Tisha b'Av program. I'll be chanting with the ancient
a chapter from the scroll of Eicha, Lamentations, a mournful
eyewitness account by the prophet Jeremiah of the destruction of
Jerusalem 2600 years ago.
I will also be the cantor for the High Holidays at Kehilat Rayim
Ahuvim on W72nd St. As an intro I'll be leading the davening this
Shabbos, including the special tune for L'cha Dodi of Shabbos Chazon
(the weekend before Tisha b'Av). Check it out at
This year as we fast and mourn for the ancient Temple, may we be
blessed with "whoever mourns the destruction of Jerusalem will merit
to see it rebuilt."
Have a good Shabbos!