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here are some guitar chords i wanted to add. the contact page on jewishguitarchords.com is missing. if you could give me a direct email for future guitar chords, thatd be most helpful, thanks for the great service you provide.
in a vinkele, by dveykus
this isn’t spaced out exactly to the words, but the chords are there for u to figure where to place them. also im
not sure if all the words are correct, i dont know yiddish. shwekeys version has different words, if someone wants
to transcribe them thatd be helpful
in avinkele shteit
a yid un veint
vayil zein kint
in milchama geit
un de treren vivasser gissen
ashteiten ner beit
zoon zei tatte in himmel
oh oh oh
mir haben shoin gnut dorch gemach
mir haben shoin gnut dorch gemach
nah al tishkachenu
leva tahor translated version of the low part of the song
in a corner stands a jew
and he’s crying for his child going to war
and his tears are flowing like water
he stands and he prays
to his father in heaven
I would be very grateful to ask you a few questions. I am not a Jew, yet not a Christian so to speak. I have lived in small towns with intensively ‘close’ families of like religious beliefs, I have spent time in my younger days with what today I would call ‘Christian Extremists . I have goner years in study without any religious community, have lived in very small town, less than 2000 people and the next closest town was 1.5 hours away. This was a town where the descendants of early Mormon settlers lived,5 people in that town were not members of the LDS church. Last, I have spent several years living on Native American Reservations, serving teens from 4 different tribes on 2 different reservations.
That background says nothing about me, so I will add that, in my experience, my opinion is that God created us all with love in His heart. I do not believe there is much difference between most of us, as He sees it. This leads me to ask, with deep respect, if it is possible to ask you a few question that deal with your Torah and your educated understanding of it. I ask with sincerity. There are many people right now who have powerful beliefs that this world is about to end, and they base it on the Old Testament or what was once your Torah.( before they changed it) My thought is, if there is something I need to understand, I go to those who know it the most. Will you help?
I am giving guitar lessons to a Chabad child in my neighborhood. It is great that there are chords available for Chabad songs, but I am having difficulty finding audio files (e.g. MP3) so I can hear what the songs actually sound like. Specifically, I am looking for “A Small Cup of Wine”.
Do such audio files exist somewhere for download?
Dear Rabbi Yuter,
I was sent a link to your 2008 thesis regarding the conservative movement’s decisions in Dec. 2006 regarding homosexuality. I resigned from the CJLS after that vote, and have since received semikhah from Rav David Halivni (I am a colleague of your father on the ITJ faculty) and identify with the Orthodox community. Distance has given me the opportunity to perceive more clearly the severe distortions of halakhic discourse in the Conservative movement. Basically, by the time that it was clear that the great majority of Conservative Jews were mechallelei shabbat befarhesia (probably by 1940), rabbis who considered themselves to be traditional halakhists needed to find ways to maintain their image of Conservative Judaism as halakhic, in spite of what was obvious to everyone else – CJ is not halakhic. I lived for nearly a quarter of a century as a Conservative rabbi within the assumptions needed to maintain that image, but gradually came to understand how those assumptions were untenable.
If you are still interested in this matter, I can help you unpack what was really going on in the deliberations from 2004-2006 regarding homosexuality, and where Roth and Dorff were each really coming from (both were my teachers). BTW, the teshuva of Dorff, Nevins, and Reisner (which we referred to as DNR) does not really express the personal opinions of Elliot Dorff. Nevins was the chief author. Dorff was significantly to the left, and Reisner somewhat to the right, and they compromised on Nevins’s position in order to ensure passage of a lenient teshuvah.
The Roth and DNR teshuvot did not represent the beginning of a new battle within the Conservative movement, but rather the end of an old battle that went on for nearly quarter of a century after the ordination of women. Your father bailed out very early in that battle, seeing where things were likely headed. I mistakenly thought that battle could be won, and stuck it out until it was clearly lost.
Rabbi Leonard Levy