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Fried Furious Over Leaked Song

Jewish music superstar Avraham Fried is demanding an apology from the person who released an unedited new song of his. Full Story

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Oh my
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Oh my

Feel so bad

Delays
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Delays

If he didn’t take YEARS to release a new CD this probably wouldn’t have happened. Rumor has it that Fried has 4-5 albums in the pipeline for nearly a decade. Make us all happy and release them legitimately 😉

Stealers.
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Stealers.

So rude. Only respect for the Fried.

What's the connection
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What's the connection

Is there a connection between the release of the song and the recent wedding?

Did he sing the song at the wedding? Where someone recorded it and released it?

If so, then I’m not sure what he’s so indignant about, honestly…

Also the whole ask forgiveness thing…he’s says kriah shma right?

I mean yeah we ask forgiveness but he’s a chassidisher id.

He’ll be okay.

To #2
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To #2

That is absolutely no excuse for STEALING.
STEALING is against the Torah and against the law. Avraham Fried is entitled to release his albums as he chooses, when he chooses, or not at all. Disgusting.

Avrohom Fried is the best
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Avrohom Fried is the best

any music he does is full of simcha and his voice is so fine if he could have just a dime for each of the “shared” songs/albums people have of his (ppl who have it without buying it), he would be a multi-millionaire it’s no wonder he’s upset enough genaiva!! he should open one of those online donation pages where people who have his music for free can donate as a present to pay him back for their pleasure in his songs. It would let them do teshuva. and I know that even I have not bought all the music… Read more »

Really rude
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Really rude

Definitely not the way to treat a star-and a big one in my book.

He works hard
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He works hard

That each of his songs is perfect compare his music to other singers they don’t come close in perfection. To do that to him is not nice.

A bit of respect and mentchlichkeit!!
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A bit of respect and mentchlichkeit!!

I can’t believe some attitudes here.

Yes, even though we say it in krias shma, there’s still a jrei

What a shame
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What a shame

I hope the person apologizes immediately. This was geneiva.

Some people have no idea about the creative process and how much effort — blood, sweat and tears — an artist puts into creating just the right song, or painting, or written piece. Avraham Fried is a very fine artist and doesn’t deserve the disrespect of the person who leaked the song, or of some of the commenters.

Avraham fried
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Avraham fried

Forgive this person with a full heart

You are above and beyond this pettiness

im glad everyone is so righteous
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im glad everyone is so righteous

lets see u in that position

to #4
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to #4

An artist’s work is just that. It’s his. When it comes to original creativity and work it is like precious jewels. Something getting out before an unfinished product is released is very wrong of the person that did it. The article didn’t say he’s angry, but even still, how would you feel if you invited someone into your home and they went and stole your most precious unique items? Creativity is even more so because it comes from within! All he is asking is that the person understand that they were wrong to do it and apologize because that’s what… Read more »

To Delays
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To Delays

Are you for real??
please dont comment if you have nothing intelligent to say whether or not AF releases albums or not does not give anyone the right to steal from him

to #11
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to #11

The article didn’t say that Avraham Fried doesn’t forgive. Don’t make assumptions. It just says the person should ask forgiveness.
The fine person that Avraham Fried is, I would bet he has already forgiven him. The person that let it out still needs to understand that what they did was wrong and apologize.

Abraham fried!
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Abraham fried!

Make more music for us!! Don’t lose hope. Imh I’ll buy the CD when released

Meir
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Meir

BS”D AF may be upset but if you knew him-his adel demeanor- it is impossible to say he was furious. This headline sensationalism is newpaperish and certainly was made up

Thems are the breaks
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Thems are the breaks

This sort of stuff goes with the territory. Nothing is going to happen.everyone. will buy his cd and all will be happy. Please don’t loose to much sleep about it

Respect
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Respect

Great man, great singer and great way to dealing with this situation!
Can’t wait till the cd comes out legit!!

Artist, Studio engineer
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Artist, Studio engineer

From a artist, and studio engineer’s point of view: it’s one thing when someone stole a song, copied etc. But for a artist to know that his unfinished, incomplete work is out, is bad, I didn’t hear it, I’m sure it sounds good, but to the artist, many things still need improvement, a studio is like the Dr. Office, everything in confidential, it’s very easy to say forgive and forget, but if u were never put in that position, u can’t say your opinion, I have a lot of respect for Fried, he makes a kiddush hashem, and kiddush lubavitch… Read more »

Today's mitzvah
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Today's mitzvah

Today’s sefer hamitzvos: DO NOT STEAL and the punishments for one who does steal

rachemonus
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rachemonus

at least it was a very hertzeg tune although the words i dont know

Dear Avraham fried
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Dear Avraham fried

You are a star. A shining star and a dugma Chaya. You are loved and admired.
This statement about forgiveness in collive is not necessary, not because it’s rude, just because you already forgave before you even asked for forgiveness. The point here is that the guy is wrong, and that he hurt you. That is the point and that is important.
I love you and wish you all the very best. Mazal tov mazal tov too

AVRAHAMFRIED!!!!!!
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AVRAHAMFRIED!!!!!!

WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND I DO THE MOST!!! #1 FAN! AVRAHAM FRIED IS A REAL INSPIRATION1 AND SUPER AWESOME ROCKSTAR! ….TO WHOEVER DID THIS TO HIM: I dont know who you are i dont know what you want but i will find you and teach you a lesson!! ..ok not really but still, very not nice. very wrong.

A bit of lekaf zchus guys
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A bit of lekaf zchus guys

Dont think too much!! The person who sent that song probably just sent because it was so cool for him having heard the song first and of course not with the intention to steal!!!
Of course i understand its really upsetting for AF but dont say the person is stealing!!

Mmm...
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Mmm...

Sounds like a promo for the next album…

Lots of success!

Respect
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Respect

Avraham fried is a beast of a chassidishe yid

Avraham fried ,the sweet singer of Israel !
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Avraham fried ,the sweet singer of Israel !

He is a real chassid and a true shliach of the Rebbe. He uses his voice to keep us Connected and to inspire us ! his songs reflects the time we leave in! I even think he keeps our community chassidish !

AF is the best
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AF is the best

Sadly this happens . NO diff to other goings on in the “business” world . PPL steal my ideas , designs all the time and at least they are not releasing the song under another name!
As they say… ” all in a day’s work” .

SUCH CHUTZPA
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SUCH CHUTZPA

THIS GUY CAN BE SUED
TRUE GENEVA AND CAUSED 1000’S OF DOLLARS IN DAMAGES

avraham fried is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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avraham fried is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i will iy”h also buy the cd when it comes out!

dan lekav zchus
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dan lekav zchus

but its wrong and hurts.
but at this point, what can he do??

to #4
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to #4

i completly agree with you

we are now in the month of Elul
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we are now in the month of Elul

This is the month for one to examine oneself. If everyone will be demanding an apology for being harmed when will the Kehilah have time to work on AHAVAS YISRAEL.
I would prefer to see articles where one forgives and then looks into his own behavior to find out why these things happen to him

I AM DISAPPOINTED
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I AM DISAPPOINTED

Not in the stealer, but in this article. So, a Jew did something wrong. Avraham fried was hurt in the process, but the hurt and shame that the guy who leaked is feeling from this negative attention is way worse than what Fried suffers. A loss of $1,000. What is monetary loss compared to shame? This is plain rude. Mistakes happen. There are other ways to prevent these things from happening, and if they can’t be prevented so a little extra tehillim can’t hurt fried’s parnassah. Get real, we want HASHEM to look past our sins on rosh hashana so… Read more »

Likely it was unintentional & untraceable
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Likely it was unintentional & untraceable

I recall listening to one of his CD’s months before it was released (someone he shared it with) – however it was on CD and not copied – today with social media it is like a rumor – its digital and spreads quickly. Likely it was unintentional.

?????????????????
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?????????????????

he should make a song about dan lekav zchus 😉

I wouldn't be surprised
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I wouldn't be surprised

Many times leaks are planned and orchestrated. This certainly happens in politics and even in the arts. It’s a great way to build hype and get free advertising. I’m not saying that is the case here but it wouldn’t surprise me in the least. Of course one will never really know.

Dovid

Innerperspective
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Innerperspective

If you aren’t in A.F.’s shoes, don’t judge the size or the insignificance of the loss. Making music is his life, so when a part of a project he dedicates so much for is snatched away against his will, it must be extremely painful. Imagine being a world renowned author who is coming out with a new book and someone takes a few chapters of the unedited first edition which obviously isn’t a reflection of the skill and professionalism of your works, and leaks those chapters around. You would feel horrible! Just putting it out there, in the real world,… Read more »

To number 39
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To number 39

So the guy is wrong. He did something wrong.

But who here is the rav that would allow this public busha to the guy. In Judaism there’s a special way to carry out judgement. If we had a bit more emunah and bitachon we wouldn’t be so quick to publicize this scandal and shame another Jew.

To all those...
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To all those...

To all those give Mussar and Eitzes to AF:
Let’s hear from you when someone touches YOUR Parnassa…

No one is judging AF
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No one is judging AF

Lets stop judging people, no one has the right to judge anyone.
And no one knows the real story how the person shared the song. Its just ridiculous this whole thing.
Its very upsetting for AF but also such a shame that the peson who sent the song is having from this article.
Lets stop judging, is chodesh elul the only One who can judge now is Hashem.
Have a great day!
We are all waiting for the cd!! And we are all going to buy it anyway! Hatzlacha raba!

with all due respect
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with all due respect

im sure that it is very disturbing ,upsetting etc.but surely there must be a different way to deal with this other than go so public.its only a short while, clearly there were only a few people that could have intentionally or in poor judgement done this. i am surprised that a man of avremel friedmans caliber would go so public and shaming a yid like this bfarhessya in choidesh elul. there are batei din, police report, but why go public?
may we all do tshuva and have a ksiva vchasima toivo lshono toivo umisuka

All Artists have stuff leaked
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All Artists have stuff leaked

It also gives loads of free publicity like this leak.

Its a game

:To all those comments above Stop messing with the friedmans
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:To all those comments above Stop messing with the friedmans

Look in Tanya I greet hakodesh chapter 22 The Alter Rebbe explains that when something negative happens to a person he shouldn’t focus on the Shliach the emissary rather on the Mishaleach the sender Hashem But the person who did the bad action has free choice and since he chose to do bad he will get punished to all those comments who are giving musar to Af and eitzas it’s not you’re job and it sure doesn’t sound like you mean it, learn that chapter in Tanya and see how it explains the only person to oversee the emissary is… Read more »

Fried Furious?!!!
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Fried Furious?!!!

Avraham Fried is not capable of being “furious”

To #43
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To #43

We’ll you might have been right a hundred years ago but now days each person with the whole public world on their fingertips is like public there is no privacy everything on the phone is just for public so the cure is to make an article public.

It's not the the first time a wrong has happened
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It's not the the first time a wrong has happened

I think Avraham Fried’s response was genuine and not overly-aggressive. Asking someone else to correct their own wrongs, as opposed to threatening force or a trip to an attorney, is a yiddishe characteristic.

Agree tots
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Agree tots

with 43 why embarres the poor guy in public if A.F would have dealed with him normaly im sure the guy if he has a good mind would apoligize but.. i certainly do not think it was neccesary to do such a think who know the guy who did it could have saw it somewere on a hackers website or something and decided oh look what i just saw from A.F maybe the guy didnt know A.F’s song to well and thought it was a old one im sorry but i feel bad for the guy more then the leaked… Read more »

K - Choshen Mishpat
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K - Choshen Mishpat

When a person sings a song and it flows into the world’s sound waves, it is in the public domain. When the delicious aroma of my wife’s fresh baked challas are released into the atmosphere, anyone can enjoy the smell without the need of my wife’s permission. Smell, sights or sound, once set loose is free for all to enjoy. Yes there are secular rules of copyright but the Torah does not grant such protection (Rabbinical protection is only extended to authors of Torah seforim to protect their investment of time and effort and this is done via a rabbinical… Read more »

i agree with number 17
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i agree with number 17

‘furious’ and Fried do not belong together in the same sentence.
who decided he was furious? col?

to 40, 42 and 43
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to 40, 42 and 43

Who was shamed?

Yeah#2
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Yeah#2

if he chooses he does not have to produce an album at all! stealing is stealing

ridiculous
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ridiculous

One person (maybe the guilty party or his relative) insists on writing over and over again about the one who did it being shamed. I for one didn’t see a name mentioned so stop the silliness of “embarrassing someone in public”, you just sound dumb. I’m not promoting or saying this is the way to deal with the situation buy come on, let’s not pull the victim card on the wrong person. From what I know about avraham fried… he’s not the “furious ” type… so obviously the article was written by someone who wanted hits and attention and obviously… Read more »

Zalmy Schapiro
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Zalmy Schapiro

Dear Avraham fried your first thing mazal Tov of your daughters wedding the wedding was so amazing and so awesome you should have a lot of Simchas and Nachas to you and to your entire family and go from strength to strength happiness and successful that’s number 1 number 2 the music is so sweet and so special to all of us you make people happy you make people smile especially concerts you make the whole crowd happy and Frillchen you are the man you are the star keep on making more CDs and keep on making everyone happy keep… Read more »

this is definitely
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this is definitely

a colorwar breakout 🙂

How many times.....
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How many times.....

have songs and lyrics been “taken, borrowed, stolen” etc. etc. from other artists and singers – and they never said a word!

Reb Shlomo Carlebach O”H was a primary target. Many – Avraham Fried included – unabashedly took R’ Shlomo’s songs and niggunim – and turned them into their own – without one ounce of credit, let alone asking if they could use them! Uncle Moishy…..The list is too long – the point is – maybe he should also ask mechila for all the songs he took, and then he can demand from everyone else.
What goes around comes around.

other sid e of the world
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other sid e of the world

number2 that gives NO RIGHT FOR ENY ONE TO STEAL THEIR IS NO LIMUD ZECHUS FOR GENAVA SORY

:-)
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:-)

I have a Jewish Music obsession with AF. He is amazing (I can go on for an hour). However, my dear dear AF – this is the best publicity and evidence of people’s love for you and your art.

Folks passing around poor recordings of your works is evidence of love and appreciation without studio boundaries. No one will be any less of a fan. I have some old poor recording of some of my favorites, you, MBD….and I cherish them deeply.

Brilliant stroke of genius...
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Brilliant stroke of genius...

AF is the maestro of marketing. This is creative genius. Everyone is talking AF, AF, AF.
Can’t wait to hear the new album. I am sure it will be awesome, and impeccably done, as all AF stuff are.
Great PR move!
(PS – I work in marketing)

K - addendum to #50
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K - addendum to #50

היורד לתוך שדה חברו ונטעה שלא ברשות
בבא מציעא קא א,
Rav and Shmuel discuss the compensation amount due to the “yored” (even though “he was not hired”).
See Choshen Mishpat s. 375:1.

He isn't mad I asked him
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He isn't mad I asked him

They wrote that just to make it more intrasting

the truth
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the truth

I hate to say it but everything that happens is hashgacha parties, including the fact that someone leaked his song. There;s a mitzvah in the torah to give the benefit of the doubt. I’m sure it was not done on purpose. We ALL make mistakes. Hashem judges us by the way we judge others!!! If we are dan likaf zechus, to others, Hashem will be like that to us! Everything is meant for the best, including this! Hashem makes annoying things happen to EVERYONE to TEST each of us how we will REACT!!! We don’t want to put anyone down,… Read more »

Not shayach
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Not shayach

AF is not shayach to be furious. He is a real ohev Yisroel.

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