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      Bringing Rabbi Carlebach's Spirit to Tel Aviv

      Musician Dvir Spiegel talks about the music of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and his new album that will be out soon.
      By Yoni Kempinski
      First Publish: 10/24/2010, 8:42 PM / Last Update: 10/25/2010, 1:46 AM

      Musician Dvir Spiegel is currently involved in producing an event in Tel Aviv, which will be an evening dedicated to the soul hits and songs of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, who’s yahrzeit (anniversary of his death) occurred on Sunday.

      The event will be held by the Torah Culture Department of the Tel Aviv Municipality to mark 16 years since Rabbi Carlebach’s death. The event will take place on the nineteenth of Cheshvan, October 27, at the Enav Cultural Center. The special evening will be feature Yishai Lapidot, Shlomo Glick, Yitzchak Meir (brother of journalist Yedidia Meir's brother, who recently released a CD with songs by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach), and the band "Be’alma" (Dvir Spiegel's band) who will sing Rabbi Carlebach’s most familiar and best-known songs which are sung to this day, especially on the eve of Shabbat and festivals.

      The organizers of the event said that there was a demand by residents of Tel Aviv, both religious and secular, to hold such an event. "Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, during life and after his death, had such fortune that many communities built synagogues and styles of prayer inspired by him. Tel Aviv’s Torah Culture Department sees great importance in bringing together the secular and the religious community, and no one is more fit than the dancing Rabbi to produce this connection, through his songs which are played also by artists who are not religious."