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    Musician Moshe Yess, 65, OBM

    Legendary musician Moshe Yess passed away Motzoei Shabbos in Arizona after an illness. "He taught us how to compose music," known composer Yossi Green told COLlive.com. Full Story, Video

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    BDE
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    BDE

    a good yid

    So sad to hear!
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    So sad to hear!

    He was such an amazing talent and sincere person. What a gift to the Jewish world!

    Boruch Dayan Ha-emes,

    Loss!
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    Loss!

    Like #1 said, a good yid!

    The world will miss him!

    There were few and no one like him.

    "Me and my Beis Moshiach Magazine"
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    "Me and my Beis Moshiach Magazine"

    “Who will be the Zaidy of my children”

    Haven't heard from him playing live for a number of years.
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    Haven't heard from him playing live for a number of years.

    No wonder, no one knew what was going on? All I can say is I have enjoyed many warm happy kumzitses with him singing at Toronto Shabbatons…… back in the early 70s

    many songs about jewish pride
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    many songs about jewish pride

    may His neshama go to Gan Eden

    like his song said:
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    like his song said:

    WHO WILL BE OUR ZAIDY, WHO WILL BE THE ZAIDY OF OUR CHILDREN?

    wow
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    wow

    wow what a gr8 guy he was
    i remember when i was a kid in camp (chayolei) and he came to play he was just great

    azkir al hatzion
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    azkir al hatzion

    what a meshichist!!! he was!!! he will truly truly be missed.

    NO NO NO
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    NO NO NO

    Baruch dayan haemes. I love his songs!!! He made HaRabi Shlita song

    azkir al hatzion
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    azkir al hatzion

    what a meshichist!!! he was!!! he will truly truly be missed.

    Old Detroiter
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    Old Detroiter

    Many years ago he performed for Chabad of Detroit as part of Megama – they were great and their music was great. His family should be proud of him as a Chassid and as a musician. Boruch Dayan Emes.

    1 of a kind
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    1 of a kind

    Baruch Dayan Haemes.

    real king
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    real king

    I he was, without a question, not only the real king of jewish music, but also the only real talent on the scene. He was not mearly an impersonator, as most presumed kings of today’s music are. He was doing his own thing.

    BDE
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    BDE

    How sad.
    Here is a link of him singing Zaidy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrZJcqDiyjk

    moshe yess a"h fan
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    moshe yess a"h fan

    jewish music legend gone.

    A legend
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    A legend

    BDE Very sad to hear the news. 🙁

    Gershon

    bde
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    bde

    his songs penetrated to the heart we will miss u

    PC camper
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    PC camper

    There’s gonna be a ressurection!! I fondly remember his concerts at Pardas Chana!

    when is the levaya?
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    when is the levaya?
    he will be missed
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    he will be missed

    he will be missed

    An amazing neshama
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    An amazing neshama

    A REAL talent on the scene!
    Moshe, you were the best!

    Rest well, you left many hearts and souls here on Earth warm and closer to Hashem.

    What more can you ask for?

    you are very dear to all of us.

    The KING!!
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    The KING!!

    We all know deep down in our hearts that the only truly good Jewish music is the music of Moshe Yess!

    Baruch Dayan Haemet
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    Baruch Dayan Haemet

    The jewish music/entertainment world has lost a fine exceptional artist. Moshe was real talent. A musical genius!!!
    We will miss him! He lives on through his children and musical work, loved by many!

    please explain this quote
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    please explain this quote

    “People thought he lost it the last 10 years, but that was part of his journey wanting to be 100% living the truth.”

    The truth
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    The truth

    Well, now he’ll finnaly know the truth about what’s going re Gimmel Taamuz and all that…

    G-d bless him

    BDE
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    BDE

    most my childhood musical influences was from Moshe Yess.How very sad,May his family be comforted and know how many people benefited and got enjoyment from his G-d given talent.

    BD"H
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    BD"H

    i never met him; and yet im so sad. so young. so talented. so great.

    baruch dayan emes
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    baruch dayan emes

    same as #25

    moshiach now!

    Good Memories
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    Good Memories

    Moshe Yess as part of the Megama Duo was the music I really enjoyed and related to in my youth over 30 years ago.
    Hamokom Yenachem Eschem …His talent and inspiration will be missed!!

    Tremendous Legacy
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    Tremendous Legacy

    We grew up with Moshe Yess – My kids love the Zaidy song, all the tapes – Marvelous Midos Machine, etc. His songs will live on and with them, his spirit.

    ill miss you dearly!!
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    ill miss you dearly!!

    no no no!! i was just listening to his music the other day!!! i loved it so much! reminded me of my childhood!!!
    ad mosi!!

    Aah, the memories!
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    Aah, the memories!

    Thanks for posting that link, it brought back so many memories! Who is the violinist?

    Boruch Dayan Emess
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    Boruch Dayan Emess

    May we all be reunited together with the Rebbe MH”M with the complete and final redemption immediately!

    A precious soul
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    A precious soul

    Baruch Dayan Emes. How sad. My condolences to the family. May Hashem wipe away your tears….

    mine
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    mine

    he was my fav singer

    The Best Song!
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    The Best Song!

    The Angel Song by Moshe Yess, it’s on youtube.
    It’s his greatest song!

    Where has he been the last 10 years?
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    Where has he been the last 10 years?

    this is all I could find
    http://www.rabbiyess.com
    may he have a lichtiger gan eden

    Baruch Daya Emes
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    Baruch Daya Emes

    I was just at a melave malka this past motzei shabbos and dovid stein was singing his song. He did a great job on the song though I doubt he knew what was going on at that very moment because he didn’t mention anything at the show. Still kind of spooky……..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M40efBGtH3E

    music of the soul
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    music of the soul

    When i was in Ukraine as a staff member in a camp, we played “and zaidy made us laugh” over the speakers, there was a boy who didnt even understand english that asked to hear the song over and over and he said it sounds like such a special song, Moshe Yess was definitely a high nehsama, and he was the most talented jewish composer yet, may his neshama be uplifted by all the neshomos he touched and moved to do teshuva

    Ariella
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    Ariella

    Moshe Yess told the truth about so many realities in life. He sometimes said it with alot of humour and other times you could cry. He has impacted my life through his truly emesdik tunes for 30 plusyears. His line “Who will be the Zaidy of our children?” truly inspired me to be what I am today.. Moshe you will live on in my mind and heart. I thank you for encouraging me to make my own CD and helping me with it many years ago.G-d Bless You and all the Yess Family

    BDE
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    BDE

    hashem we can’t take it any more! where is moshiach?

    A powerful neshama...
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    A powerful neshama...

    I first heard him sing with Megama in Yerushalayim in 5741 and was electrified — he bridged the cultural gap for me as a BT as did no other musical performer. In its own way, this was no less important to my spiritual growth than finding the right Torah and Chassidus teachers and mashpiyim. An amazing neshama and an amazing talent. He was there for my kids, as well, with his great children’s tapes. May he have a lichtige Gan Eden and be a Gute Better for all of us down here. I’m just imagining the delight of dancing to… Read more »

    wow so sad
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    wow so sad

    i really love him!!!!
    A man which was so unique and left such an inspiring impression just by watching him!

    oy vey
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    oy vey

    Im sad tnight.Vehachai yitein el liboi. A pious jew who touched the souls of many. The Rebbeh looked out for him and now we can look out for his “children

    Zaidy made us laugh
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    Zaidy made us laugh

    Zaidy made us sing. Now Zaidy is gone who will be the zaidies of our children? who will make us laugh & smile?/ Ad Mosai!!! enough why are you taking the good ones & leaving the bad???

    Just wanted his family to know
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    Just wanted his family to know

    His music helped me become frum. I went to one of his concerts, My kitchen wasn’t kosher yet. I made the decision that night to do the kitchen and the rest is history.

    so sad Baruch Dayan Haemess
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    so sad Baruch Dayan Haemess

    Today I mourn a friend A very gifted and talented person A person that had a profound influence on me And on my music I must say that he was the first person that wowed me with his music And it’s thanks to him that I started playing guitar I remember listening to his first album Megama (over and over again) Yes, I had the record …… His tunes, his lyrics, his guitar playing I couldn’t get enough of it He simply blew me away And as I grew, personally and musically I started to cross paths with Moshe We… Read more »

    very sad news
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    very sad news

    : (

    BDE

    say yes to moshe yess!!!!!
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    say yes to moshe yess!!!!!

    :-((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( bde , moshiach now!!

    Moshe
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    Moshe

    There is only one song that makes me cry every time I sing it. “Who will be the Zaidy, if not me”?

    miss him
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    miss him

    please share your stories and fond memories at the memorial blog, mosheyess.blogspot.com

    Oh zaidy... oh my zaidy...
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    Oh zaidy... oh my zaidy...

    OY VAY..

    I remember moshe yes ZT’L in morristown labor day 1989…? and I was just 4 years old?

    Gevaldig! We will miss you! May you be meilitz yosher for us.. up there in gan eden with your guitar playing in the melachim’s choir

    wow
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    wow

    i was in chader menachem in la and i remember he came to play his songs it was butyfull so thaks

    a great part of my childhood
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    a great part of my childhood

    His concerts are such a great memory from my childhood!

    Suggestion
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    Suggestion

    Perhaps Soul to Soul compile a video montage of his music and show it at the concert.

    Moshe Yess
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    Moshe Yess

    “The reason jewish people have big noses to keep them in five books of moses”, Moshe Yess

    still crying
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    still crying

    his songs inspired us all, i am 30 years old and still cry when i hear his stunnig song ‘my zaidie’ i thought he wrote it about my zaidie . my his family find strength in all of this BTW what ever happened to his partner Sholom levine

    Thank you all for your kind words.
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    Thank you all for your kind words.

    It is very comforting to know that he is deeply missed and will always be remembered. May we have no more suffering and only hear good news from now on.

    ~Tali

    On behalf of the Yess family.

    Recognition
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    Recognition

    Who was responsible for bringing this yid back to yidishkeit??

    This is hard...
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    This is hard...

    I remember some of Moshe yess’s concerts in chabas houses and camps 15-20 years ago, i lways loved his music, truth be told, I haven’t heard his music. When I saw the news of his death I was sad, I told my wife about it and she hadn’t heard of Moshe yess, I played her “my zayde” and she said “turn it off, I’m gonna cry”

    ......speechless
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    ......speechless

    and thats the day music died…… :'(
    *sob*

    bd"e from a montrealer.
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    bd"e from a montrealer.

    My heart goes out to the yess family. No more sorrow!

    London admirer
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    London admirer

    It hurt to read of Moshe Yess passing away. It was many many years ago that he came to England to perform at a concert and I as a young girl was so impressed with him.

    He came over as such a nice person – so sincere – sensitive and Emessdik

    He had a beautiful diction and his guitar playing skills were amazing. And he had a wonderful sense of humour.

    He knew the Emess and was not afraid to say it.

    I feel so sad.

    Muso's opinion
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    Muso's opinion

    Awesome Musician and entertainer, Sorry to hear!!!

    so  so sad
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    so so sad

    my young students listen to his tapes all the time. These are true classics ,full of yiras shamaim and ahvas yisroel.
    which kid doesnt know the tune and words of mdvar sheker tirchach or who spilled the baby’s milk…..

    Baruch dayan emes.

    former montrealer
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    former montrealer

    so sad!

    song
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    song

    i love watching that song!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    chorus:
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    chorus:

    and zaidy made us laugh, and zaidy made us sing, and zaidy made us kiddush friday night! and zaidy, oh my zaidy how i loved him so! and [zaidy used to teach me wrong from right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Please Help
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    Please Help

    Does anyone know his full Hebrew name and his mothers?

    We have lost a treasure;(
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    We have lost a treasure;(

    He had such a talent for music! I love his music! We need Moshiach now!

    another London admirer
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    another London admirer

    I also heard him at a concert, maybe in Kenton, I think that I went because he had performed in my school-JFS, and I had enjoyed it alot.I even bought his tape, still have it. Must have been 30 years ago- thaat kind of soul music wasn’t known in E ngand then. I never heard his songs played on the radio, maybe coz they are in English. Sorry to have heard of him again only because he passed away.

    Full hebrew name
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    Full hebrew name

    Moshe Aaron ben Chaya

    Ari
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    Ari

    i sit here with tears in my eyes, as I absorb how a yid who is an Ish Emes, who uses his amazing talents to serve the Bashefer, and who walked through life with hatznah leches and ahavas yisroel, leaves a trail of people who he impacted for the good. It should be a lesson to us, that a kind word or a smile, or a small favor or a large one, will leave an indelible roishem on the recipient and on the world. May he be a meilitz yoisher for his family, and for all those who follow in… Read more »

    grew up with his magama and kids tapes and concerts ...
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    grew up with his magama and kids tapes and concerts ...

    chayim nitzchiyim now!!!
    his music is immortal though…till we have him back with moshiach now!

    BDE
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    BDE

    Ze’ev So sorry to hear the very sad news!
    The Silberhafts
    Johannesburg South Africa

    BDE. Our hearts go out to his family
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    BDE. Our hearts go out to his family

    Moshe’s full name is moshe aharon ben zev – first letters forming the word ‘mai-oz’. a word that Moshe Rabbeinu used when seeing the troubles of his people in golus. In this weeks Parshah, It was by krias yam-suf that Moshe R used the same word ‘Az’ (yashir) but this time singing the Geulah. moshe yess loved music, performing and believed in our Rebbe’s words. We pray for his next performance of song ‘oz yoshir’.

    Rabbi Chaim Jacobs
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    Rabbi Chaim Jacobs

    Your father was a special man and a special and talented musician. He brought a real Kiddush Hashem and reached and touched hearts of thousands of people to make them at least think about doing Teshuva. He was never greedy and always charged us a nominal fee for his services. Some found him extreme about Moshiach but in reality he was a true chosid because he never sold himself for what he believed in. He was sincere and truthful about his beliefs. He was close to our family entertaining at three concerts and at our son’s Bar Mitzva. We will… Read more »

    BDE
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    BDE

    My son got married in February, 2008. I wanted to sing “That’s My Boy” at his Sheva Brochos but was unclear on all the lyrics. I spent some time looking for the lyrics on line with no success. I finally managed to find R’ Moshe’s e-mail address and e-mailed him a request to let me know if I had the lyrics to one of the verses correct. I still have all the e-mails. In only 5 MINUTES he responded with the correction to what I had! This, to a perfect stranger! 2 weeks later it occurred to me that I… Read more »

    Elchonon
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    Elchonon

    I remember when i was like 6 and my mother explained the song to us.. when I told her moshe yes was niftar she was like “no!!”

    oy vay we rarely appriciate the living…

    and zaidy… oh my zaidy..

    those words comforted me when my zaidy’s were niftar..

    a fan
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    a fan

    checkout rabbiyess.com

    He was a Legend
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    He was a Legend

    Boruch Dayan Emes

    Moshe, oh, our Moshe...
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    Moshe, oh, our Moshe...

    We never seem to give enough thought or hakoras hatov to what we have until we no longer have it. Reb Moshe, you were one of Hashem’s special gifts to the Jewish world of music, especially the English speaking world. Your genuine soulfulness and musical professionalism should set a standard for every aspiring frum musician to work towards. Yours was real music, not just endless repetition of the same few words set to a monotonous tune.Above all,your music conveyed a profound understanding of the lack of direction plaguing the contemporary Jewish world, and directed us ever so beautifully to where… Read more »

    A Profound Jewish Soul
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    A Profound Jewish Soul

    Thank you for being a part of my life, Rabbi Yess!
    Baruch in Ch Hill

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