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16. Zhebiner Hartz

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16. Zhebiner Hartz

A melody in four sections, evocative of the heart's fervor. The town Zhebin, in White Russia, was populated by two types of Chabad Chassidim. The "thinkers" who devoted themselves to the intellectual aspects of Chassidut and the "emotive" type who concentrated upon the service of G-d through protracted prayer and melody. Their nigunim were, correspondingly, of two types: Serious, reflective; and the sense-awakening, heart-stirring variety. This melody, as its name (the Heart of Zhebin) clearly indicates, is of the second kind.
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