For the past two years thousands have been captivated by the popular musical album “Amein V’Amein/אמן ואמן. Due to the overwhelming successful response of the album; its inspiring and beautiful lyrics as well as its powerful message, Vaad Morah Mikdash felt compelled to produce the all new English Version of Amein V’Amein – “The Power of Amein!” just in time for Rosh Hashana.
Vaad Morah Mikdash’s goal is to inspire every single Jew across the globe. Through their remarkable activities such as distributing leaflets and their initial Amein V’Amein album they built awareness on the importance of answering Amein and reciting out-loud in shul -Amein YeHei Shemeih Rabba during Kaddish.
The English version of “Amein V’Amein” will ensure that every Jewish home will be knowledgeable on the importance and great merits earned in answering Amein and reciting Amein YeHei Shemeih Rabba. In order to produce an album with such potency and charisma, Vaad Morah Mikdash pooled together the most talented professionals in the musical industry to produce this Jewish musical masterpiece.
Serving as director, Yossi Rubin steered the production to its successful completion together with Duvid Weber; a long time devout activist for the cause. The musical production was led by Ari Teitelbaum of Aaron Teitelbaum Productions & Orchestera. To Ari the concept of Amein and Amein YeHei Shemeih Rabba stands close to heart as he himself gave out a special sefer “Shiru Lamelach” on this topic, and therefore felt privileged to lead this musical production together with his long time partner – the renowned R’ Yisroal Laam to arrange the music.
Gershy Moskowitz and Yossi Tyberg of Teem Production co-produced the album. Their experience in the Jewish music industry brought together the most prestigious singers and choirs to sing the beautiful lyrics which were written by none other than the revered Abie Rottenberg. Abie’s nostalgic songs of the past have made him the most beloved Jewish songwriter by all. The lyrics penned by Abie (some with the assistance of his talented daughter Mrs. Bella Levitan) on this album will enthrall its listeners. A few of the featured songs were superbly written by Mrs. Yehudis Rivky Friedman – a prolific songwriter who was eager to share her expertise.
Shloime Taussig opens the album with his beautiful rendition of “Amein V’Amein”, depicting the significance of answering Amein and AYS’’R and not to forfeit an opportunity. The second song “Golden Nuggets” is a noted parable on not losing an opportunity to acquire merits. Shragee Gestetner along with Yossi Green movingly intone the metaphor. In listing the advantages and merits gained by answering Amein and AYS”R through “Let us Relay”, Shimon Craimer’s voice resonates its magnitude. Abie Rottenberg’s dramatic recital of “Kiddush Hashem” truly evokes the listener to make a Kiddush Hashem!
“A Special Advocate” poignantly sung by Shragee Gestetner is a famous tale which depicts the advantages and the great rewards. To be successful in everything you do is simple – say Amein and AYS”R and one will be “Matzliach” – which Yumi Lowy was surely Matzliach to relay! “The Power of Amein” featuring none other than Shlomo Simcha is a powerful story of a young girl’s sacrifice to have someone answer Amein to her bracha. Shloime Kaufman skillfully arranged “B’zman”, a song offering the best insurance during trying times. “Sha! Sha!” no talking in shul, Dovid Gabay brings out these vital points with his melodic recital. Yosef Chaim Shwekey pleasantly wraps up the album with “Don’t Rush” – not to hurry out of shul for you never know what opportunity you can forfeit.
All songs were accompanied by talented choirs led by Zevi Fried and Shloime Kaufman. Chaim Yitzchok Goldman gave hours of his time, patience and musical flair in mixing the songs, music and choirs, compiling them together to formulate this grand musical production. Behind the scenes, Mrs. Shenky Teitelbaum was the driving force to what is said is done –Amein recited by everyone!
How appropriate it is for this album to be released just in time for Rosh Hashana. Rosh Hashana is a time when we prepare ourselves to proclaim that Hashem is our King and there is no better way to proclaim that than by saying Amein and Amein YeHei Shemeih Rabba. May it be His will that in the merit of crowning His glory may all decrees be annulled and we should be worthy to merit a Happy and Healthy New Year. And in the merit of all answering Amein and Amein YeHei Shemeih Rabba may we be worthy to soon proclaim together with Moshiach: “Yiskadal V’Yiskadash Shemeih Rabba!”
This album was produced with the sole intention to create a public awareness on the importance of Amein and Amein YeHei Shemeih Rabba. Thousands of dollars was invested to create this professional album and proceeds are towards expenses and helping Vaad Morah Mikdash continue its vital cause. The CD will be available at all local Judaica and Music stores Wednesday/Thursday. For organizations, mosdos or large quantities, please contact 718-305-6886.
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