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Remarkable performance at Newtown CT

Peter K (Fionn) 16 Dec 12 - 08:03 PM
GUEST,Bill Amatneek 17 Dec 12 - 02:17 AM
GUEST,Bill Amatneek 17 Dec 12 - 02:32 AM
Ebbie 17 Dec 12 - 03:08 AM
maeve 17 Dec 12 - 06:09 AM
Charlie Baum 17 Dec 12 - 12:44 PM
Peter K (Fionn) 17 Dec 12 - 05:56 PM
Jeri 17 Dec 12 - 09:02 PM
Beer 17 Dec 12 - 11:00 PM
Desert Dancer 18 Dec 12 - 02:04 AM
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Subject: Stunning performance at Newtown CT
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 08:03 PM

I don't go along with his religion - or anyone's - but in all the circs that was an extraordinary contribution by Rabbi Praver at the memorial service. I don't know what his praying is like, but the guy can sing.


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Subject: RE: Remarkable performance at Newtown CT
From: GUEST,Bill Amatneek
Date: 17 Dec 12 - 02:17 AM

Peter, do you have a link to this?
BA


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Subject: RE: Remarkable performance at Newtown CT
From: GUEST,Bill Amatneek
Date: 17 Dec 12 - 02:32 AM

Here's the link. A beautiful, heartfelt song of prayer, well worth the listen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS--_V9Sq-Y

Best regards to all,
BA


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Subject: RE: Remarkable performance at Newtown CT
From: Ebbie
Date: 17 Dec 12 - 03:08 AM

Haunting. I have no words.


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Subject: RE: Remarkable performance at Newtown CT
From: maeve
Date: 17 Dec 12 - 06:09 AM

Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Remarkable performance at Newtown CT
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 17 Dec 12 - 12:44 PM

Rabbi Praver is chanting "El Molei Rachamim" (G-d, full of mercy), the traditional Jewish memorial prayer for the departed. He has personalized it here, reciting it in the plural for multiple souls, the departed of the school in Newtown. (You may be able to hear "Newtown" in the midst of the Hebrew words if you listen closely.)

Rabbi Praver also plays fiddle/violin and guitar, and did so last Thursday at a community Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony in the neighboring town of Monroe, Conn. http://www.acorn-online.com/joomla15/monroecourier/news/localnews/134790-monroes

I remember performing in that auditorium at Newtown High School in happier times, back when the NOMAD Festival took over the Newtown High School in the 1990s.

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: Remarkable performance at Newtown CT
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 17 Dec 12 - 05:56 PM

Charlie, I assumed Praver was local to Newtown, but maybe was called in for the occasion? I'm just wondering whether it's normal for Jewish communities to have musicians of that calibre on tap.


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Subject: RE: Remarkable performance at Newtown CT
From: Jeri
Date: 17 Dec 12 - 09:02 PM

Rabbi Praver lives in Newtown, CT.

His prayer was stunning. I don't know that most of us have voices that truly express what we feel. I can't imagine anyone could have done better, and although I didn't understand his words, I had tears in my eyes. I do wish there were a better recording of it, but that, after all, wasn't the purpose.


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Subject: RE: Remarkable performance at Newtown CT
From: Beer
Date: 17 Dec 12 - 11:00 PM

I watched a very short clip of this on the morning news. I was shaken by it. Now I got to hear all of it. I'm lost for words. Thank you for Peter. i also don't understand what was being said. But music is truly a universal language.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: Remarkable performance at Newtown CT
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 18 Dec 12 - 02:04 AM

Here is a translation & transliteration of the prayer.

~ Becky in Long Beach


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