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Chassidim Sing Nigunim

Reb Mendel Futerfas Sings
This traditional Cossack song was beloved by the chassid Rabbi Mendel Futerfas, who would often sing it at Chasidic gatherings. He can be heard singing the refrain on the recording here. The song recounts a bloody battle on the banks of a river. Reb Mendel likely learned the song while in a Siberian Gulag, where he spent 14 years for operating a network of clandestine Jewish schools in the USSR.
Reb Yisrael Duchman: Yerushalayim
This song "Jerusalem, A Beautiful City", in Yiddish and Russian, describes the beauty of Jerusalem and Pilgrimage to the Holy Temple on the Three Festivals. It's performed by the late chassid, Rabbi Yisrael Duchman, who recorded a collection of songs he treasured shortly before his passing.
Reb Yisrael Duchman: Afen Barg
This song "On the Mountain", in Yiddish and Russian, describes the yearning for the potential of youth and lost opportunity. It's performed by the late chassid, Rabbi Yisrael Duchman, who recorded a collection of songs he treasured shortly before his passing.
Reb Yisrael Duchman: Der Rebbe Zal Zayn Gezunt
This song, adapted from a Russian march, is popular at chassidic gatherings. It was adapted and performed by the late chassid, Rabbi Yisrael Duchman, who recorded a collection of songs he treasured shortly before his passing.
Reb Yisrael Duchman: Mitzvah Tank March
This song, adapted from a Russian march about the Soviet Tanks, was adapted and performed by the late chassid, Rabbi Yisrael Duchman, who recorded a collection of songs he treasured shortly before his passing. The lyrics subvert the narrative about Tanks in the Red Army, transforming it into an ode to the Mitzvah tanks, which travel to Jews around the world and help them, perform mitzvot.
Reb Yisrael Duchman: Odecha
The words of halel, as set to the two Yom Kippur melodies, originally taught by the Rebbe. It was adapted and performed by the late chassid, Rabbi Yisrael Duchman, who recorded a collection of songs he treasured shortly before his passing.
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