With the advent of the brand new year of 5777, Benny Friedman releases a melodious good year wish to the community, an upbeat song called "Bsefer Chaim."
"Lchaim, Lchaim, Lchaim Tovim..." goes the refrain, and Benny hopes the gentle but cheerful notes will inspire people to prepare for the new year with a sense of optimism.
Just in this one short Tefilla, we make eight requests of Hashem for the upcoming year," says Benny, "because this is our tradition: hold nothing back, Daven for everything, and start the year confidently with incredible faith and trust that when we ask for good things, our dear Father in Heaven will certainly provide it.
Referencing the Baal HaTanya's famous parable of a king visiting the people in the field and greeting them all smilingly and lovingly, Benny says he hopes the song will remind Yidden that even more than we want to be blessed, Hashem wants to bless us. Who wouldn't be ecstatic to hear that? So let's greet the year joyfully.
The song is composed by Eli Klein, arranged by Eli Klein and Yitzy Berry and produced by Sruly Meyer.
May 5777 indeed bring about the greatest blessings to everyone who needs them. "Lchaim, Lchaim, Lchaim Tovim!"