Monday, January 9, 2023

HASC Headliners Highlight Heavenly Hits - Review HASC 36 - A Time for Music

Hasc's A Time for Music 36 gets mixed reviews.

The visual affects were phenomenal, yet the choice of singers was sorely lacking. There was an abundance of Israeli singers. It seemed that most of the crowd were not familiar with their compositions. Each time a new Israeli singer was announced - we waited for Ishay Riboy to appear, yet it didn't happen.

Shulem Lemmer was amazing singing the new song "Six Hundred People". The graphic artistry accompanying the song was heroic.

Miami Boys Choir was back with some oldies and goodies, capitalizing on their Tik-Tok fame.

Eitan Katz mesmerized the audience with his infectious smile and catchy tunes.

Yet the mentalist Oz Pearlman act was a big time waster. When I pay big bucks for a music concert, I don't want to spend a large chunk of time watching a magic show.

Where was MBD? Where was Avrohom Fried? Where was Kempeh and Joey Newcomb? Abie? There were very few performers.

So although the virtual reality scored big, I was disappointed.

At least they brought out Schwekey for a final act which somewhat redeemed the organizers.

Nice that no politicians pontificated.

Monday, January 2, 2023

Delayed Dialogue Discourse Disseminated. Dialogue For Torah Issues & Ideas Fall 5783/2022 Volume 9

Wow! Just when I've given up on Dialogue, as they haven't published in 3 years, out comes a beautiful new volume.

Dialogue 9 opens with a tribute to R' Chaim Kanievsky ZT"L, penned by Rabbi Aharon Feldman.

The next article is also written by RAF, a rebuttal of the recent push to have Chareidim join the WZO. A very compelling and powerful read.

Rabbi Akiva Tatz follows with Faith and Faithfulness.

Rabbi Eytan Feiner is next with his Two-Tiered Terror, a delicious insightful read on the destruction of Amalek.

Eli Katz explains The Language of Numbers.

In Our Own Footsteps by Rabbi Dr. Dovid Fox

Rabbi Mordechai Plaut with The Attitude of Ramchal and Vilna Gaon to the Morech Nevuchim

Rabbi Aharon Lopiansky with Post-Pandemic Community Recovery

Rabbi Matisyahu Rosenblum with Creativity

Rabbi Abba Zvi Naiman discusses Making Up Missed Parshios

Lastly, but not least, Rabbi Herschel Grossman is back with his continued critique of Dr. Marc Shapiro - Rejoinder Regarding The Limits of Orthodox Theology.

Dialogue I
Dialogue II
Dialogue III
Dialogue IV
Dialogue V
Dialogue VI
Dialogue VII
Dialogue VIII

Monday, June 27, 2022

Joey (Newcomb): Jolliest, Jiggiest, Joyfulmost, Jammingest, Jingo-master

It's not often that such raw talent appears on the scene and hits it out of the park three albums in a row, yet R' Joey Newcomb is back with his 3rd megahit album.

What sets R Joey apart is his hartzig niggunim coupled with his sincere humbleness.

Joey is able to take the simple messages in life and turn them into music that sings from the soul.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Cackling Camela Contacts Covid

The current VPOTUS is Biden's insurance that he won't be deposed.

The woman who failed on immigration and just about every project she touched, just seems to laugh it all off.

The fact that her staff is leaving her office in droves makes one very wary of having her in the Oval Office.

Now it seems that this fully vaccinated, boostered specimen has come down with Covid.

Hashem Yishmor

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Accomplished Author Astor's Awesome Awaken! (Yaakov Astor)

This beautifully crafted book is the perfect antidote to evolutionist thinking.

Over 450 pages of pure creationist information, presented in a non-preaching manner.

Reads like a novel, a real pageturner that one can't put down.

Highly recommended.

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Jewish Jubilation: Joyous Journeys V Jingles Jamboree

The long (18 years) awaited Journeys album by Abie Rotenberg has finally been released!

The music is great and the songs are thought-provoking but they don't measure up to the first 3 Journeys albums which were a league of their own.

The genious of Abie Rotenberg is how he always used the right voice for each particular song. On this album he has Shloime Gertner, Lev Tahor, Mordechai Shapiro, Shulem Lemmer, Avraham Fried, Joey Newcomb, Gershon Veroba, Tali Yess and the Maccabeats.

I am puzzled with the Moshe Yess song that he chose, when MY has so many more popular songs.

In any event, it is valuable to add to your Jewish Music collection. Buy it!

Monday, January 3, 2022

Where's Walder? Wicked Writer White-Washed

I have taken a hiatus from blogging, yet every now and again some news item strikes my fancy and I question whether to get back to the blog.

What is happening in the Walder case has finally convinced me to jump back in the ring.

For far too long we have protected perpetrators, whether for Tzniyus or other reasons at the expense of the victims. This needs to stop.

Loshon Hora did not kill Walder. He killed himself. Literally.

It is interesting to note, that these allegations go back 25 years. The first Kids Speak book was published in Hebrew in 1993 (28 years ago). In that book, there is a story titled Stay Away From Strangers, in which the protagonist seemingly is abused. Yet she is able to heal because she told her parents her secret.

In a more recent book, People Speak volume IV, there is a story on page 85 (What is Hateful to You) where the upshot is not to go to the press/media with bad news about someone, as that someone might be your close relative.

I wonder if abusers are made, not born, as that is what this "evidence" seems to bear.

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