Day to day, or not so often, musings and bemusings of a frum farmgirl, and mother living in Philadelphia and her family and homelife adventures.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
What can I possibly say that has not been already said about this amazing group from the Holy City of Tsfat. For the past several years they have come here to Philly and each year it is such a treat! Simply Tsfat took us from sheer unadulterated joy with rousing chassidic niggunim to quiet contemplation with soft meditative pieces such a "Running and Returning." It was like Tsfat and Uman came to us all wrapped in one happy package.
Yoni Lipshutz shared his personal story of teshuva with us. It was so inspiring and so timely during this month of Elul, to hear how Hashem works in our lives. Yoni reminded us nothing we do is wasted and Hashem works all things for the good. (Check out this post on "A Simple Jew" for more on Yoni)
This years concert really was a spiritual treat for me because along with the music they shared many of Rebbeinu's deep treasures with us. They told the story of the man who finds the diamond complete with sound effects and musical accompaniment. They also touched on the basics of Rebbeinu's most well know teachings of "Never Give Up!", "If you believe you can damage believe you can fix" and the teaching of hitbodedut. Rebbe Nachman said, "My fire will burn until the coming of Mashiach". Simply Tsfat is helping to spread that fire.
The bottom line, if you have never seen Simply Tsfat in concert you simply must go. And if you have gone, keep going! They are an incredible musical group live not to mention the joy they bring in sharing Rebbe Nachman's teachings. The fact is, each time you hear them, they get better and better.
I am Lover of my Beloved, Imma to my three blessings, a dreamer of dreams and maker of my home. I have homeschooled now for about 13 years and it is our way of life. I am a preschool teacher, doula, childbirth advocate, Jill-of-all-trades, Mistress of none and aspire to someday become the local village Wise Woman.