“Hashem, how many are my tormentors! The great rise up against me. The great say of my soul, There is no deliverance for him from G-d, Selah. But You, Hashem, are a shield about me, my glory, and He Who raises up my head. (T’hilim 3:2-4)
Have you ever felt inspired to burst into an impromptu song after a particularly moving experience? Participants in Emet’s Men’s Summer Retreat did just that. No, it wasn’t a traditional tune but an original rap song. Imagine a rhythmic beat, and this preamble: “Guys, summer retreat was amazing. I love you Emet. From the bottom of my heart, I’m going to sing this rap for you...” The song continued: “I reunited with the men. After four months of Corona. I’m trying to come back, learn Torah. All day, any day, overnight. It’s in my mind… Emet Summer Retreat... I love it.”
If you live in Queens, the Five Towns, or better areas of Brooklyn, and you own a piano and play it frequently or even occasionally, then you are probably well acquainted with Mr. Jesse Gitnik, our community’s very own piano tuner/technician. Mr. Gitnik is most likely the only frum piano technician you know.