By COLlive reporter
Now that’s not a wedding gift…
A leaked song has caused Jewish music superstar Avraham Fried considerable grief just days after he joyfully married off his daughter in Crown Heights.
A song, said to be titled Ribon Haolamin with lyrics from Jewish prayers, has been making its rounds on What’s App mobile messaging groups on Tuesday.
“Whoever gave out my song should ask forgiveness,” Fried said, adding that the version wasn’t a final one. “This song, when completed, is intended to be included in my next Chassidic album.”
“I am shocked that a song, on which studio work hasn’t been concluded, was released without my knowledge and without my permission,” he said, according to the website bhol.co.il.
“I suggest to whoever released it without my knowledge to ask for forgiveness before Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur,” Fried added.
In addition to his many popular albums and songs that become Jewish music staples, Fried released a few albums featuring Chassidic niggunim. Among them are Hupp Cossack! (1996), Chazak (1997), The Baal Shem Tov’s Song (1998), Avinu Malkeinu (2003) and Yankel Yankel (2009).