Prayers & Niggunim of Yosef Ben Shlomo Hakohen
Zechut of Yosef Ben Shlomo Hakohen, zt’l

Dear chevre,

This TUMBLR.com site is for you, and for the ilui neshamah / soul elevation of Yosef Ben Shlomo Hakohen, z’l. This site was created Gevurah sh b’Hod, Omer day 30, 5772, preparing for Shavuot.

Prayers, Niggunim & Songs of Yosef Ben Shlomo Hakohen, zt’l

http://yosef-ben-shlomo-hakohen.tumblr.com

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CONTENTS

Dear Chevre intro letter

Music Quotes

CD 1, parts 1-4

Photo

CD 2, parts 1-5

Memories

Recent Songs prior to death

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PROCESS

For the purposose of sharing with YOU, Miriam Stampfer created 2 CDs from 1981 tapes recorded of New York’s, JEFF OBOLER (Yosef Ben Shlomo Hakohen) singing with Acquarian Minyan at Barry and Debbie Barkan’s home, Berkeley, Sept. 8, 1981. With chesed, Miriam snail mailed to me the 2 mp3 CDs filled with 30+31=61 songs sung by Reb Yosef.  Reuven Goldfarb made the original cassette recordings.  You can hear Yehudit and Reuven’s baby son Elishama singing in the background. THANK YOU to all.

I downloaded the 2 CDs into iMac’s iTunes and named each individual song track in each category for Reb Yosef Ben Shlomo Hakohen, formerly Jeff Oboler.  (Learning all this tech process for the first time in my life.) I then downloaded 61 iTunes tracks into iMac’s Garage Band (also new to me).  I joined / spliced together several melodies / loops at a time totalling about 20 minutes in each grouping.

Because of Tumblr mp3 size limit (and Tumblr rejecting my initial downloads of 30 tracks that I had very slowly and carefully spliced together), I re-spliced again from the beginning, and downloaded only several songs at a time into iTunes.  In Tumblr there is a limit up to only 10 MBs allowed only each day. Each CD post is about 20 minutes. (In my initial download of single “Modeh Ani” I needed to convert niggun to an mp3 and splice the loop to delete another singer at front end.)

There are now 11 separate POSTS filled with the 61 niggunim from 2CDs (1981), older individual songs from Jeff, and more Yosef posts from recent years that I am trying to collect.

If you have a better SYSTEM, please advice me. I intend to use this tumblr site only for Yosef’s music.

If you have YOSEF’S (more recent) MUSIC HE PERSONALLY RECORDED (when he had “strength”) and sent out to chevre toward the last years of his life, please forward to me for inclusion.

I have shared this new Tumblr site link of this music within the Reb Yosef site I created when Reb Yosef returned his neshama to The Compassionate One on 27 Elul, 5771. (In this first year following death, I continue to say Kaddish for my beloved rebbe.)

http://yosef-ben-shlomo-hakohen-myrebbe.blogspot.com/

YOU are invited to share your memories with chevre on the blogspot site. Write to me there in Comment, or personally to me.

Chevre, if you can IDENTITY & TRANSCRIBE any of the track’s information, i.e. NAME of track, who composed, when, etc., please do and send to me and I’ll post details. THANK YOU.

BlesSings to sing and share the niggunim in the zechut of our teachers.

Joy Krauthammer

Northridge, California, USA (Reb Yosef was read everywhere.)

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CD #1 Part 1 of 4

Tracks 1-7  18:22 minutes


Yosef Ben Shlomo Hakohen (formerly Jeff Oboler in N.Y.) sings Niggunim and prayers.

Music shared by Martha Stampfer and Reuven Goldfarb.

Recorded at Barry and Debbie Barkan’s home, Berkeley, Sept. 8, 1981.

Reb Yosef shared niggunim at Acquarian Minyan, Joys of Jewishing 1981, and Rainbow Gathering 1984.

posted by Joy Krauthammer for the ilui neshamah of Yosef, z’l, and in his zechut.

http://yosef-ben-shlomo-hakohen-myrebbe.blogspot.com/


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CD #1 Part 2 of 4

Tracks 8-16,  20:55 minutes


Yosef Ben Shlomo Hakohen (formerly Jeff Oboler in N.Y.) sings Niggunim and prayers.

Music shared by Martha Stampfer and Reuven Goldfarb.

Recorded at Barry and Debbie Barkan’s home, Berkeley, Sept. 8, 1981.

Reb Yosef shared niggunim at Acquarian Minyan, Joys of Jewishing 1981, and Rainbow Gathering 1984.

posted by Joy Krauthammer

http://yosef-ben-shlomo-hakohen-myrebbe.blogspot.com/

CD #1 Part 3 of 4

Tracks 17-23,  14:24 minutes)


Yosef Ben Shlomo Hakohen (formerly Jeff Oboler in N.Y.) sings Niggunim and prayers.

Music shared by Martha Stampfer and Reuven Goldfarb.

Recorded at Barry and Debbie Barkan’s home, Berkeley, Sept. 8, 1981.

Reb Yosef shared niggunim at Acquarian Minyan, Joys of Jewishing 1981, and Rainbow Gathering 1984.

posted by Joy Krauthammer

http://yosef-ben-shlomo-hakohen-myrebbe.blogspot.com/

CD #1 Part 4 of 4

Tracks 24-30,  21:06 minutes


Yosef Ben Shlomo Hakohen (formerly Jeff Oboler in N.Y.) sings Niggunim and prayers.

Music shared by Martha Stampfer and Reuven Goldfarb.

Recorded at Barry and Debbie Barkan’s home, Berkeley, Sept. 8, 1981.

Reb Yosef shared niggunim at Acquarian Minyan, Joys of Jewishing 1981, and Rainbow Gathering 1984.

posted by Joy Krauthammer

http://yosef-ben-shlomo-hakohen-myrebbe.blogspot.com/

Reb YOSEF BEN SHLOMO HAKOHEN, zt’l
Enjoy Yosef Ben Shlomo Hakohen stories & photos
http://yosef-ben-shlomo-hakohen-myrebbe.blogspot.com/
Share yours with chevre.

photo by Chana Leah
photo shared by Herschel Zvi
edited by Joy K.

Enjoy CD 2 below

Reb YOSEF BEN SHLOMO HAKOHEN, zt’l

Enjoy Yosef Ben Shlomo Hakohen stories & photos

http://yosef-ben-shlomo-hakohen-myrebbe.blogspot.com/

Share yours with chevre.


photo by Chana Leah

photo shared by Herschel Zvi

edited by Joy K.

Enjoy CD 2 below

CD #2 Part 1 of 5

Tracks 1-8,  16:50 minutes


Yosef Ben Shlomo Hakohen (formerly Jeff Oboler in N.Y.) sings Niggunim and prayers.

Music shared by Martha Stampfer and Reuven Goldfarb.

Recorded at Barry and Debbie Barkan’s home, Berkeley, Sept. 8, 1981.

Reb Yosef shared niggunim at Acquarian Minyan, Joys of Jewishing 1981, and Rainbow Gathering 1984.

posted by Joy Krauthammer

http://yosef-ben-shlomo-hakohen-myrebbe.blogspot.com/

CD #2 Part 2 of 5

Tracks 9-15,  17:24 minutes


Yosef Ben Shlomo Hakohen (formerly Jeff Oboler in N.Y.) sings Niggunim and prayers.

Music shared by Martha Stampfer and Reuven Goldfarb.

Recorded at Barry and Debbie Barkan’s home, Berkeley, Sept. 8, 1981.

Reb Yosef shared niggunim at Acquarian Minyan, Joys of Jewishing 1981, and Rainbow Gathering 1984.

posted by Joy Krauthammer

http://yosef-ben-shlomo-hakohen-myrebbe.blogspot.com/

CD #2 Part 3 of 5

Tracks 16-21,  18:46 minutes


Yosef Ben Shlomo Hakohen (formerly Jeff Oboler in N.Y.) sings Niggunim and prayers.

Music shared by Martha Stampfer and Reuven Goldfarb.

Recorded at Barry and Debbie Barkan’s home, Berkeley, Sept. 8, 1981.

Reb Yosef shared niggunim at Acquarian Minyan, Joys of Jewishing 1981, and Rainbow Gathering 1984.

posted by Joy Krauthammer

http://yosef-ben-shlomo-hakohen-myrebbe.blogspot.com/

CD #2 Part 4 of 5

Tracks 22-28,  19:33 minutes


Yosef Ben Shlomo Hakohen (formerly Jeff Oboler in N.Y.) sings Niggunim and prayers.

Music shared by Martha Stampfer and Reuven Goldfarb.

Recorded at Barry and Debbie Barkan’s home, Berkeley, Sept. 8, 1981.

Reb Yosef shared niggunim at Acquarian Minyan, Joys of Jewishing 1981, and Rainbow Gathering 1984.

posted by Joy Krauthammer

http://yosef-ben-shlomo-hakohen-myrebbe.blogspot.com/

CD #2 Part 5 of 5

Tracks 29-31,  6:33 minutes


Yosef Ben Shlomo Hakohen (formerly Jeff Oboler in N.Y.) sings Niggunim and prayers.

Music shared by Martha Stampfer and Reuven Goldfarb.

Recorded at Barry and Debbie Barkan’s home, Berkeley, Sept. 8, 1981.

Reb Yosef shared niggunim at Acquarian Minyan, Joys of Jewishing 1981, and Rainbow Gathering 1984.

posted by Joy Krauthammer

Friday, May 25, 2012, Omer day 48, Yesod sh b’Malchut

Finished posting fully the 2CD’s 61 tracks by track, in time for Shabbat and Shavuot.

Chag Sameach, chevre. 

http://yosef-ben-shlomo-hakohen-myrebbe.blogspot.com/

Reuven Goldfarb in Tsfat shares memories

The baby heard in Aquarian Minyan tape is probably our son Elishama, who was born that year. 

As I recall he (Yosef, nee Jeff) had no notes.  The presentations were entirely extempore. Of course, I’m sure he prepared ahead of time and thought through which melodies he wanted to teach.  Two or three of them became permanent parts of our liturgical repertoire (with Acquarian Minyan).

The flutist could have been Aryeh Trupin, who plays both clarinet and flute.

(I look forward to more of Reuven’s sharing about the evenings of Niggunim. Jeff / Yosef referred to Elishama as being his “niggunim soul mate.”   - Joy)

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MODEH ANI, sung by Yosef Ben Shlomo Hakohen, formerly in NY, Jeff Oboler

Yosef Ben Shlomo Hakohen sings Niggunim and prayers.

Music shared by Martha Stampfer and Reuven Goldfarb.

Recorded at Barry and Debbie Barkan’s home, Berkeley, Sept. 8, 1981.

Reb Yosef shared niggunim at Acquarian Minyan, Joys of Jewishing 1981, and Rainbow Gathering 1984.

Reb Ayla Grafstein (now aka Reb Sarah Leah), video’d the gatherings.

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Reb Yosef Ben Shlomo sings niggunim and songs in recent years prior to passing over in 2011.

Enjoy The House of Wine.