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April 11, 2012 3:03 pm

And Now for Something Completely Different: Some Music for the Holiday

avatar by Moshe Averick

From the YouTube video of "He Leads Me"

I offer to my readers a change of pace that I hope will bring some joy for the Pesach (Passover) Holiday. Here are links to two original songs that I wrote a number of years ago. Both can be heard and viewed on YouTube.  The first, which is based on Psalm 23 is entitled  “He Leads Me.”

The second featured song I wrote shortly after I made aliya in the summer of 1993. For those of you who don’t remember, that was the time of the signing of the Oslo Accords. I was privileged to witness first hand how “peace” broke out in Israel.

Just A Simple Jew

This song, which is called “Just A Simple Jew,” is dedicated to the memory of two of my friends who were murdered by Islamic suicide bombers while I was living in Israel: Dr. David Applebaum and Rabbi Yechezkel (Scotty) Goldberg. I also dedicate it to the memory of all the “Kedoshai Hashalom” – “Martyrs of the Peace”  May God avenge their blood and may we see the final redemption soon in our days.  Chag Sameach to all.

Rabbi Moshe Averick is an orthodox rabbi, a  regular columnist for the Algemeiner Journal, and author of Nonsense of a High Order: The Confused and Illusory World of the Atheist. It is available on Amazon.com and Kindle. Rabbi Averick can be reached via his website. Rabbi Averick’s next column will not appear until after the Passover Holidays.

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