In honor of the Aseres Yemei Teshuva, the Ga’aguim Niggun Project presents R’ Michal Zlotchover’s Niggun, a niggun that arouses a deep longing to once again be with the Rebbe for Yom Tov.
The Ga’aguim Niggun Project Project presents R’ Michel Zlotchover’s Niggun in honor of Yemei Teshuva. Sung by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Amar with the authentic original notations. This niggun was composed out of longing to be with the Rebbe, and encapsulates that yearning to this day.
Rabbi Michal was one of the great talmidim of the Baal Shem Tov. One year, due to his health, he was unable to travel to the Rebbe, so he composed this niggun ga’aguim to express his longing for his Rebbe.
The Frierdiker Rebbe explained, that this niggun is divided into three bavos, with each part delving deeper into R’ Michel’s fiery longing to be with the Baal Shem Tov.
The first part expresses the fierce desire to see the holy face of the Rebbe, the second part conveys the insurmountable joy he feels when he arrives to Mezibuzh, and the third part demonstrates the absolute dedication and hiskashrus he has once he comes to the Rebbe.
The Rebbe Rashab related that before the Baal Shem Tov passed away, he requested that this niggun be sung and promised:
“I give my word, for all future generations, that anyone who sings this song of hisorerus, no matter where they may be, I will listen from whichever lofty chamber I am in. There are malachim that bring information and news to the neshamos, so I will also sing the niggun with them and arouse heavenly mercy on those who do teshuva while they sing this niggun.”
The niggun was brought to the Alter Rebbe in Mezritch and out Rebbeim would sing it at various occasions.
When our Rebbe came to America on Chof Ches Sivan, he taught this niggun at the welcome farbrengen that was made in his honor.
This niggun is Kuf Pey Gimmul in the Sefer Hanigunim.
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The Ga’aguim Niggun Project is a compilation of niggunim sung authentically by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Amar, the Rabbi at Ohr Menachem and Orot in Ashdod.
Sung by: Rabbi Menachem Mendel Amar
Violinist: Mordechai Barotsky
Processing: Oved Munis
Clarinet: Yosef Munis