Ben Zion Shenker (born May 12, 1925, Manhattan, New York, USA - died 20 November 2016, USA) was an American rabbi, composer and singer. He was regarded as one of the leading figures in the composition of Hasidic niggunim (prayer melodies).
Ben Zion Shenker - Sounds Of Joy קול צהלה (LP, Album). The Western Wind - Early American Vocal Music: New England Anthems & Southern Folk Hymns (Album).
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Ben Zion Shenker, Modzitz. More Albums From The Artists: Ben Zion Shenker, Modzitz. Midor Ledor 1 – Mizmor Ledovid. Ben Zion Shenker, Modzitz. Midor Ledor 2 – Eishes Chayil. Midor Ledor 3 – Veliyerushalayim Ircha. Midor Ledor 4 – Veyivtechu Becha. Modzitz Chai 1 – Chagim Uzmanim. fm - London England - All Rights Reserved.
The Modzitzer rebbes are well known for their musical compositions, many of which were recorded by Ben Zion Shenker. 1 Rebbe Yechezkel Taub of Kuzmir (1755–1856). 2 Rebbe Shmuel Eliyahu Taub of Zvolin. 3 Rebbe Yisrael Taub (1849–1920). 4 Rebbe Shaul Yedidya Elazar Taub (1886–1947). 5 Rebbe Shmuel Eliyahu Taub (1905–1984). He travelled to Vilna, Lithuania, Russia and from there made his way to Japan. Eventually, with the help of some Modzitzer Hasidim, he and some family members reached the shores of San Francisco and then moved to Brooklyn, New York in 1940. It was during his stay in Brooklyn that Rebbe Shaul Yedidya Elazar became popular and helped rebuild Modzitz. He was a gifted songwriter and wrote over 1,000 Hasidic melodies.
Reb Ben Zion Shenker, z l, the legendary composer and singer, whose contributions to Jewish music inspired generations, was niftar on Sunday 19 Cheshvan. Reb Ben Zion with the Modzitzer Rebbe, shlita, and Chassidim at the Modzitzer shtiebel in Brooklyn. Reb Ben Zion Shenker, z l, the legendary composer and singer, whose contributions to Jewish music inspired generations, was niftar on Sunday 19 Cheshvan. He was 91 years old. Generations have grown up on his compositions.
Ben Zion Shenker recorded an album of Modzitzer liturgical melodies in 1956. Courtesy of the artist. Ben Zion Shenker recorded an album of Modzitzer liturgical melodies in 1956. Hankus Netsky is chairman of the Improvisation Department at the New England Conservatory of Music. Shenker served as the prayer leader in the Modzitzer synagogue in Brooklyn for more than five decades. He has stopped on the advice of his doctor, but he has in no way retired. During the recent holiday of Sukkot, he sang for two hours.
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- Conductor [Chorus] – Menasha Lev-Ran
- Conductor [Orchestra] – Chanan Winternitz
- Cover – Jean Marcellino
- Engineer – Kalman Kinnory
- Producer – Isaac Hager
- Remix, Edited By – Mark Aubort*