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Shim Craimer “Tzaddik Katamar” Featuring Shim Ben & Eli Craimer

May 30, 2018

Dear friends,

About 12 years ago a member of my community at the Riverdale Jewish Center gave me a challenge. He asked me to improvise a melody on the spot every Friday night to the words “Tzaddik Katamar” in the Mizmor Shir prayer of Kabbalat Shabbat.

For close to 3 months almost every Friday night I would try to think of something new and whatever came out of my mouth I put to that passage of prayer.

The following melody stuck!!…. and for many years now since then I have sung this on a regular basis. I even recorded the melody to other words on previous solo album but I really wanted to revisit it with the original words.

I’m very blessed to have children that can sing so beautifully and meaningfully and as my twin boys have grown up, it is especially uplifting for me that they join me at the Ammud every time i sing it. We thought it would be a nice idea to create a music video to try to spread the song across the world.

Here is…. Tzaddik Katamar.

Please share far and wide!!

Thank you.

Shim Craimer Tzaddik Katamar featuring Shim Ben and Eli Craimer

Song composed by Shim Craimer
Arranged by Shim Craimer
Guitar played by Chaim David Berson
Overdub guitars recorded by Ari Boiangiu
Audio edited mixed and mastered by Ian Freitor at PlayMasters Studio
Video filmed and edited by Uri Westrich

Thank you so much to my good friend Chaim David Berson for your patience and talent.
Thank you so much to Uri Westrich for making us look good. As always your productions are first class.


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