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Riki Goldstein

"I wish I could recapture that excitement"

Wednesday, June 12, 2019


y family was in the process of making aliyah from Belgium when I spent a summer in Rabbi Eli Teitelbaum’s famous Camp Sdei Chemed, which he ran in Israel for American kids. Yisroel Lamm was there, and we spoke about music and that I liked to write songs. He told me to send him a song. I composed something but didn’t hear anything back from him, until I received a record in the mail, sent to our new home in Bnei Brak: It was the New York School of Jewish Song 2, with the song ‘Mi She’asah Nissim’ composed by Moshe Laufer. I still enjoy hearing my songs played at weddings, but seeing them on album covers has become somewhat rote — I wish I could recapture that excitement today that I felt back then.”

—Moshe Laufer, composer and arranger

 (Originally featured in Mishpacha, Issue 764)

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