Thursday, May 19, 2005


The Hasidic Musician says: "Then, after the fact, Lenny was faxed a rabbinical ruling claiming that not only is it a Mitzvah to take secular songs and place them into the liturgy but it is an obligation"

Does anyone have a copy of this ruling?

The guy who sits next to me at Shalosh Sedot is the Rabbi's go-to-guy for Dror Yikra and, for like 6 years, I've been begging him to use the tune from Scarborough Fairs but the guttless wonder won't do it.

Which is unfair, of course, becuause all the best loved Hasidic melodies we use during davening came into the world as Russian military marches or Polish peasent songs.