Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Simply Tsfat In Concert

On Monday night, I had the privilege of seeing Simply Tsfat in concert. They were absolutely fantastic, and if you ever get a chance to see them live, I highly recommend it.

At the concert I bought a copy of their newly-released CD Never Give Up! and have been enjoying listening to The Baal Shem Tov's Niggun. The liner notes for this track state, "We were told that this niggun goes all the way back to the circle of the founder of the Chassidic movement, Rebbe Israel Baal Shem Tov. It is sung in Breslev Tsfat for the second part of L'Cha Dodi song Erev Shabbat."

13 Comments:

At February 28, 2006 at 8:58:00 PM EST, Blogger Anshel's Wife said...

They are playing at our shul this motzei Shabbos. Really looking forward to it. Saw them a couple of years ago. Loved them!!!

 
At February 28, 2006 at 11:59:00 PM EST, Blogger Fedora Black said...

Seeing this group play about a year ago had a great effect on my interest in Breslov and the teachings of Rebbe Nachman. Since that time, hisbodedus has become a regular practice in my life, and I have added study of Breslov Chassidus as a heavy supplement to my Chabad derech. For that I will always be thankful to Simply Tsfat!

 
At March 1, 2006 at 1:24:00 AM EST, Blogger MC Aryeh said...

What a great niggun! I had the privelege of spending shabbat with Eliyahu of Simply Tzfat in Tzfat - a very sweet yid!

 
At March 1, 2006 at 6:38:00 AM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Yetta: Enjoy!

Fedora Black: Thanks for sharing that :)

MCAryeh: I spoke with Eliyahu before the concert and I certainly agree!

 
At March 1, 2006 at 7:31:00 AM EST, Blogger yitz said...

It is indeed a lovely niggun, & one that I'm not familiar with - I don't recall having heard it before.
I've seen Simply Tzfat both in concert in Tzfat, and at weddings in Yerushalayim. They are great!
Of course, us "Yerushalmis" are a bit spoiled - for example, R. Moshe Beininstock, THE Breslov Baal Tefilla par excellance [he davens Musaf in Uman!], is the usual Baal Tefilla in the Breslov shul which my son & I often attend, for Friday night and/or Shalosh Seudos [my son more often than I]. Oy, what you guys are missing!!!! Wish I could transport you here... :)

 
At March 1, 2006 at 7:41:00 AM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Yitz: I was expecting you to fill me in on the details of this niggun. I am surprised you have never heard it before (neither have I).

G-d willing, one day I will have to come hear R' Beininstock. It sounds wonderful.

 
At March 1, 2006 at 7:52:00 AM EST, Blogger Philly Farmgirl said...

Ach! They did not have the new CD ready at the concert I went to.
:( Oh well, guess I will have to order it. I saw them when they were here and they are AMAZING!

 
At March 1, 2006 at 8:03:00 AM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

The CD was just released on Monday.

 
At March 1, 2006 at 9:51:00 AM EST, Blogger Philly Farmgirl said...

YAY! Off to find it! :-)

 
At March 1, 2006 at 12:44:00 PM EST, Blogger Chaim said...

These guys are really great. I'm gonna have to pick this up.

 
At March 1, 2006 at 2:02:00 PM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Chaim! Great to hear from you. When are you returning to the blogosphere?

 
At March 3, 2006 at 10:49:00 AM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard R' Moshe daven musaf on Shabbos Rosh Chodesh Av in the Old City. Gevald, what a davening. And R' Eliyahu of Simply Tsfat is a wonderful man - his kids are absolutely a joy to hang out with!

 
At October 20, 2007 at 3:43:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Frum Funky Fab (slightly eidel) said...

Any Simply Tzfat concerts coming up? I just read your blog while looking for some Rebbe Nachman stories and you have reminded me that I have been wanting to upload my ST CD to my iPod, so thanks! Shavuah tov...and please pass along any concert info if you should have it!

 

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