Tal Rotem

Tal Rotem

40 Articles

Rebirth of the Judean Flute

Rabbi Lazer Brody commissioned Shilo flute-craftsmen Joe Bazer to build him a replica of the exact same flute that was played in the Holy Temple; it sounds exquisite…

Breslever Shabbat Songs

The Breslev Chassidic movement is famous for its treasury of rich and varied melodies. Music has always held a central part in the Breslev community…

Shulem Lemmer’s Home Runs

Chassidic singer Shulem Lemmer is making history. If music were baseball, he'd be hitting musical home-runs out of the ball park, one after the other…

The First Haircut

Chassidim as well as other Orthodox Jews wait until a male child reaches the age of three before his first haircut, during a ceremony known as the Chalakeh...

Aliya – Why so Tough?

Many of those who have made abortive Aliya attempts come back to the West and tell horror stories that scare away anyone other than the lion-hearted who long for Zion…

Loving Lenience

The young man was adamant - he wanted a divorce! His wife had failed failed to observe the gebroks custom; she let a few drops of water touch a piece of matza...