• A Little Music for Lag B’omer

    The famous Niggun of the Rebbe Maharash, “Ein Tzvei Drai Feer”, or the “Nigun Ein Sof”, and now-a-days known as “Lichatchila Ariber”, is well-known. However, It is not as well-known, the story behind this Niggun:

    In Sefer Hatoldos of the Rebbe Maharash (pg. 21), it is related that the Rebbe Maharash was once reading a Sefer called Hoin Oshir (printed in 5491/1731, written by the famous Italian Kabalist, Rabbi Emanuel Chai Riki, the author of Mishnas Chasidim, Maaseh Choishev, etc.). In the back of the Sefer, there appears a page of music notation for a song composed by the author. The Rebbe Maharash read this page, and then announced that the Niggun he read here inspired him to sing/compose another Niggun. He then sang the above-mentioned “Lichatchila Ariber” Niggun. This story, as well as the page of sheet music and the page of lyrics, is included in Sefer Haniggunim Vol. 2 (pg. 12 and 13). Sefer Haniggunim points out that the sheet music actually consists of two songs, and it is unclear to which song the Rebbe Maharash was referring.

    As it is a little tricky to figure out these melodies from reading the notes, and for the benefit of all those who might be interested, both songs are presented here. Although both songs have lyrics, it appears from the wording in Sefer Hatoldos that it was the music alone that inspired “Lichatchila Ariber”. Hence, only the music of the songs are therefore presented in these recordings (played by Daniel Green. And although the sheet music only consists of melody, chord accompaniment was added).

    * Lag Ba’omer comes after the Rebbe Rashab’s birthday on Beis Iyar, “Tiferes Shebitiferes”. In fact, this term and spiritual concept is relevant to Lag Ba’omer as well, as Lag Ba’omer is also “Tiferes Shebitiferes”, when counting from Malchus Shebimalchus on the first day of Sefira, working one’s way upward).

    page 1-page-001

    page 2-page-001

    הניגון של הרבי מהרש-page-001



    Related Posts:

    *Only proper comments will be allowed
  • Event Calendar

  • Tuesday, Oct 27th, Wedding – Shlome Wolvovsky – CH & Rochel Leah Matusof – Madison, WI @ Oholei Torah
  • Thursday Oct 29th Wedding: Devorah Bennish – Detroit & Mordechai Rubin – London @ Royalty House, MI
  • Sunday, Oct 25th, Sholli Miller – Chicago, IL & Batya Korf – Miami Beach, FL @ Bais Rivka 310 Crown Street
  • Thursday, Oct 22 Wedding: Chaim Boruch Bar-Chaim – CH & Shoshana Pimentelli – CH/TX @ Oholei Torah
  • Thursday, Oct 22 L’Chaim: Sruli Finck – CH & Chaya Mangel – Dayton, OH @ Chovevei Torah 885 Eastern Parkway
  • Tuesday, Oct 20th Wedding: Dovid Kaminetzky – Melbourne, AU & Chaya Okunov – Crown Heights @ Oholei Torah
  • Monday Oct 19 L’Chaim: Ari (Aaron) Levertov – Crown Heights & Debby Rabinowicz – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Choivevey Torah
  • Monday, Oct 19 2015 Wedding: Mendy Zippel – Salt Lake City, UT & Fraidy Shagalov – Crown Heights @ Oholei Torah
  • Sunday 18th Oct. L’Chaim: Chananya Niassoff – CH & Tzirl Brennan – CH @ Bais Rivkah Crown St
  • Sunday Oct 18th – Wedding: Mendy Edelman – Crown Heights & Sara Lozenik – Miami, FL @ Oholei Torah
  • Tehilim

  • Urgent Tehillim Needed
  • Dov Chaim Ben Rivkah
  • Tzvi Hirsch Ben Guttel
  • Charna Alexandra bas Chana Esther
  • Ettie Bas Alte Miriam
  • Zissel Yehudis Bas Masha
  • Chaim Yosef Yitzchok Ben Sarah Elka
  • Devorah Bas Sarah
  • Boruch Ben Sarah
  • DovBer Ben Dina
  • Lost and Found

  • Lost Men’s Heavy Black Winter Jacket Size Large in 770
  • Lost in 770 before Pesach, a black Bradley Jons long coat size 38R. No lining and no belt. Almost brand new! Please call zalman at 347-788-0749
  • Found black hats outside 770, behind the Hatzalah ambulance
  • lost – Chitas bearing a blessing to Shmuel from Sarge. (Sargent Zvi Fisher z..l.v) [email protected] or +1-7869427070
  • LOST: in 770 a black Lenovo Intel core i5 laptop in a dark grey laptop bad together with a WD hard drive, if found please call Zalmy 347-788-0749
  • Found: Maroon Chitas
  • Found: Bag of Clothes
  • Found: Leather-Bound Pink Siddur
  • Lost: Box with Mini Shas from YSP
  • Lost: Rose Gold Bangle/Bracelet
  • Classifieds

  • Cook position for a local Mosad
  • Looking for a cook/kitchen manager
  • Administrator for a local Mosad Experience a must, and preferbiligual a bonus [email protected]
  • Looking for a cook/kitchen manager Experience a must. [email protected]
  • ‘Beis Mosiach’s’ to give away for free
  • Private Rooms for Men
  • Newly renovated Basement for rent
  • Judaica Store in Crown Heights is Looking to Hire
  • Looking for Work? Opportunity available, for a quick & efficient typist in Williamsburg. For more info: 201-800-1774
  • Lost in 770 Last Week: Transparant Bag of Tefillin, Rashi, R”T, Chitas – in black/grey 770 pouches