New Album ’Shir’ Coming Soon


shir-rechnitz[Audio below.] Featuring a stunning collection of 18 original compositions by global philanthropist Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz, Shir brings you the magnificent vocal performances of many Jewish music superstars, including Mordechai Ben David, Avraham Fried, Benny Friedman, Lipa, Ohad, Itzik Dadiya, Shloime Daskal, Uzia Tzadok, Shira Choir, Kinderlach, Levi Falkowitz, Motty Steinmetz and Moishe Mendlowitz.

The album is slated for public release on Sunday, August 17th, through Aderet Music in Brooklyn, NY, at a price of $16.99.

All future proceeds have been dedicated by Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz to aid our brethren in Eretz Yisroel who are readying themselves to begin the new Shemittah cycle.

CLICK HERE to listen a sample of the album.

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  1. Let the ‘guys’ respond
    I’m a twenty seven year old boy currently learning in Bais Medrash Gavoah of Lakewood. There are hundreds of us, and, believe it or not, we too all would have liked to have gotten married yesterday. It might not be a “Catastrophe”, but it’s definitely a crisis. We too feel the pain of loneliness, and, let me tell you, it isn’t easy watching your former classmate walk his four old son to kindergarten. Thank God we are able to keep ourselves occupied with Toras Chaim, which instills our hearts with the purest joy, and through this tremendous gift from above, we can allow our minds to escape our sorrow. But, let me tell you, it isn’t easy.
    Are we to blame? Are we not traveling across the globe to meet girl after girl, time after time, again and again? Are we rejecting the girls so much more than the girls are rejecting us? All boys will confirm that a twenty year old girl is just as prone to reject a boy, whether before the actual date or afterward, as the boy will reject the girl. And, yes, many of these proud female ‘dumpers’ end up being the daunting addition to some latest statistic – and “those picky boys” are left out and about to carry the blame. Does a girl have the right to demand a tall, broad, dark, handsome, masmid – who is also “with it”, major lamdan, best boy in yeshiva up until she turns twenty five; and then approach the nearest ‘askan’ with tears running down her face, begging him to look around on the other side of the mechitza for a boy that would be willing to date her?!
    You want to change a successful system while there are still thousands of boys all waiting, and begging, to date just about anyone? Older boys have a fairly difficult time getting dates too! (I know you’re all assuming that I’m probably some loser who, nebuch, can’t get a date for the life of himself and thinks this is a universal problem. But let me assure you, what I’m writing here could have been written by, at least, a few hundred boys in Lakewood.) The facts are that the older boys get the more open they are to dating an older girl. Granted it’s still hard to get even an older boy to date a girl his own age, but I have yet to see a twenty five year old boy reject a twenty two year old girl, or a twenty seven year old boy reject a twenty five year old girl.
    FYI: Shadchanim DO NOT give the same amount of time to older boys as they give to fresh boys. Gone are the days when the shadchanim would greet me with a smile on there faces, opening their files to allow me access to their ‘lineup’. When a boy hits twenty five the shadchanim avoid him like a plague, running from him as if he was a contagious disease. I don’t think they are to blame and I totally understand them (and would probably do the same if I was a shadchan). The facts are that it is easier to match up a younger girl with a younger boy, people, boys and girls, are simpler at a younger age. The Shadchanim need to make a livelihood, and even the simplest businessman realizes that it’s smarter to invest your time with a higher probability of a profit.
    One more point I’d like to make is that, sadly, I personally find that older girls, over time, lose their respect for Bnai Torah, and for Limud haTorah in general. Many girls, even those who wanted ‘very long term learners’ when they were twenty, by the time they hit twenty four will not date a boy who does not have specific ‘financial plan’. I don’t know why this is? It may be the environment of the workforce, the fact that they forget the values they picked up in their year in seminary, or simply a reaction of their bitterness toward the system, but, in any case, the conclusion remains the same: there aren’t many older girls available and up to par for an older, serious learning boy.
    With respect,
    Just another Irv Boy

  2. Dear Irv Boy,
    Let me start by saying that I wish you only the best.

    You wonder why girls seem less idealistic. It could be that their friends of the same age are now at the point where, with three kids in tow, they are readying to leave kollel without an exit strategy. For some people, the transition goes well, for others not. These older young women may have thus revised their goals. OR they might be broadening their shidduch pool by being open to both full-time learners and non full-time learners.

    Similarly, some of the older boys are recalculating. And kol hakavod to you that you are still learning with geshmak, but there are some single young men your age who are in yeshiva because they’re scared to leave. Had they married earlier, they would be leaving in triumph, knowing they are doing right by their family. But single young men the same age, who just might not be able to learn with the same bren have no options.

    It’s clear that there are many angles to this situation.

  3. An Irv boy that’s 27 is because he is behaving worse than Achashvayrosh. Achashvairosh had money and wanted the prettiest . You want the prettiest, skiny, and fat money. That`s why you are not married yet. You are asking for more than your market value.Give up some of your Gaaveh