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The Song Gershon Sabol Wrote

Watch: The famous camp song "It Happened Yom Kippur" was written by Rabbi Gershon Sabol, a resident of Monsey and advocate for children with special needs who passed away on Sunday. Video

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Tune or words
March 30, 2020 12:49 pm

Gershon wrote the tune, the words, or both?

The Words
March 30, 2020 1:00 pm

The tune is from JEP

Link to tune
Reply to  The Words
March 30, 2020 1:32 pm

https://jewishmusic.fm/album/jep-i-reach-out/
song #10
At the foot of the kossel

They don’t come any finer
March 30, 2020 1:28 pm

I know Gershon since I am 7 years old, his attitude, devotion sense of humour compassion wit and charm are a real example of what a chosid is and what every human being should aspire to . My heart goes out to his family and especially to his long time friend and confidant Baruch Bendit B and his wife Bracha , we are all fortunate to have had Gershon in our lives.. Hamokom Yrachem eschem!!

Beautiful song
March 30, 2020 1:51 pm

A very powerful song.
It gets sung in our home almost every Shabbos

Arichas Yomim to his family.

landsman
March 30, 2020 2:04 pm

wow, very emotional, may his neshama have an aliya, and beseech the Aibershter to take us out of golus NOW!!!

Montreal
March 30, 2020 2:22 pm

what year of camp? and which camp did he write it by?

Yehuda
Reply to  Montreal
March 30, 2020 2:38 pm

Gan Yisroel Montreal color war 1974

Year
Reply to  Montreal
March 30, 2020 2:38 pm

I believe 80-81

Yehuda
Reply to  Year
March 30, 2020 3:30 pm

The teams were shaar and bayis. This was the song for bayis. I was the general for shaar and my last year in camp was 1974.

Moshe Moscowitz
Reply to  Montreal
March 30, 2020 2:55 pm

Gan Yisroel MONTREAL summer 1974. The summer after the Yom Kippur war.

Absolutely Beautifull & Inspireing
Reply to  Montreal
March 30, 2020 3:18 pm

Song was written probably Summer of 1974

An amazing person...........
March 30, 2020 3:51 pm

Kudos to Rabbi and yblc”t, Rebbetzin Hecht, for having such a great influence on him!
Hamakom yenachem eschem besoch shaar aveilei Tzion, to his wife and beautiful family.

Gershon My dearest Cousin
March 30, 2020 4:12 pm

Gershon-Oy what has happened.
Hashem Yerachem.
You were the sweetest of the sweetest. Your smile and gehffeel for another Yid was ain lishaier…
Terrible ..Daloi galus…No words to convey our Tzaar.
Cousin Sruly

CAMP TORONTO
March 30, 2020 4:16 pm

WHICH YEAR WAS HE IN TORONTO DAY CAMP?
1980?

answer from best
March 30, 2020 4:58 pm

he was never in Toronto day camp his brother was

And he wrote the song in 1974

And he wrote the words only

Bde
March 30, 2020 6:10 pm

Young Mottel in the song was best Head counselor Motty Berger Ah
Right now they are both preparing for Tchoas Hameisim. Keheref Ayin.

BDE
March 30, 2020 7:45 pm

I remember the Sabol family while they lived in Montreal.
Amazing wife and children.

May you be comforted and know of no sorrow.

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