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Thank You GET REAL for being a case in point. Here’s The Perfect Example of What I Mean:

I am so sick and tired of all these “carlbach Purists” who pick and choose which styles are good for R’ shlomo Carlebach’s ZT’l Music!”

IT IS NOT ABOUT STYLE!!!!! Style is what you taken on when you have no authentic personality. It is about BEING IN UNITY WITH THE SPIRIT!!!!

Get Real continues:
If you like the Eitan/Shlomo Katz style, thats great!

I say:
When one has no standards, when one has no idea that there are standards, when one care little or none about standards, then everything’s good and everything’s ok and everything’s the same. This is the message of the nachash – the snake: It drags everything down to it’s level, rather than lifting things up to a higher level.

Get Real says:
Sruli williger put a “brooklyn touch” and shlomo katz put on his touch.

I say:
There lies the difference. Brooklyn is a tragedy of the most severe stunting of the frum Jew. It is the perfect example of the truth that the worst evil in the world is the evil disguised as good. It is the voluntary as well as celebratory nature of the Brooklyn golus that ultimately can only increase the distortion of the Jewish People

Get Real Says:
Lets not forget, R’ Shlomo also sang for money.

I say:
I bet you really think you know something. You have no idea what percentage of the time Reb Shlomo sang and taught for free. You have no idea how much he suffered for parnassa, giving away millions from his pocket. HEWASN’T A PERFORMER, SINGER OR ENTERTAINER. HE WAS A REBBE WHO USED EVERYTHING THAT HE HAD TO SAVE THE WORLD AND BRING GEULA. MUSIC WAS JUST ONE WAY HE REACHED OUT TO PEOPLE.

How much do the ‘shiny shoes’ give away. How much do they sacrifice their parnassa, health, home life to go anywhere to save Jews? Please, don’t don’t give Heaven more ammunition. Don’t compare Brooklyn to Reb Shlomo. For your sake. How much embarrasement can you take?

Get Real says:
A mensch has to do what he has to do for parnassa.

I say:
Does that justify anything and everything? Doesn’t one stop being a mench if that’s what one does? Please…

Get Real says:
Of course he did it Lsheim shamayim, but he charged because he needed to.

I say:
If you would know anything about the music business, you would know it is only in the pro world that the performer gets to decide the ticket prices. Not in the Jewish world. In the Jewish world, the promoter does that.You can’t know the literaly thousands of times over 35 years that Shlomo got stiffed on contracts

Get Real says:
BTW, do the whole group of guys that put out carlebach albums give royalties to the carlbach family??????

I say:
Good question. The frummies rarely do. Ask Neshama how many lawsuits she’s had to initiate.

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There is a blog, MOchossid.blogspot.com and a posting about misappropriation of both Reb Shlomo’s and Shlomo Katz’s music. It fosterd alot of comments and I weighed in. It gave me a rant space about how I see and what I feel about the ‘black-Yeshivish’ world. While you may be missing context, I share it with you anyway.

It’s hard to believe what I’m reading. All those years, let alone hours, ‘sharpening the mind’ learning Gemorah; all those hours suggestion a committment to halacha as a committment to righteous correct behavior…. Read the rest of this entry »