By COLlive reporter
When the Baal Shem Tov was told to “spread the wellsprings of Chassidus outward” in order to bring Moshiach, few would have included a music album in the effort.
“Tzamah Lecha Nafshi” is included in the new album of Berry Sakharof, the Israeli rock guitarist and singer, often called “the “prince of Israeli rock.”
For the niggun, Sakharof collaborated with Chabad musician Laor Carmi and the Chabad kids choir in the city of Rechovot.
Included in the credits of the album, alongside Israeli songwriters, is “Rabbi Schneur Zalman Baal Hatanya,” the Alter Rebbe.
Sakharof’s rendition was aired Monday on the morning show of Radio Kol Chai. “Those who heard how the Rebbe movingly sang this niggun should not have high hopes for this version by this Israeli rocker,” broadcaster Yedidia Meir noted.
“But I think the news here is the fact that this known and influential rock singer has included it in his alum,” he said.
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