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

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