Purity, Poetry and Paradox

Some duets of the always wonderful Etti Ankri and Ehud Banai, from their recent בין מועד למועד show (at זאפה אמפי שוני): נפשי לבית אל, from Ankri’s sublimely beautiful Rihal project – YouTube. Ankri’s great signature song קראת לי אסתר – YouTube. (An earlier duet of קראת – YouTube.) Banai’s great classic עיר מקלט – …

Speaking Ill Of the Dead

From the introduction to a review of Od Yosef Chai Volume 3, a restoration of recordings of Cantor Yossele Rosenblatt: Wow. There are few things as scary as reviewing a R’ Yossele Rosenblatt album! Aside for the fact that there are and were few voices that can even compare to his, one must be very …