Photos: MBD Celebrates His 60th Birthday

Monday April 18, 2011 9:28 AM - 21 Comments

mbd[Photos below.] Mordechai ben David, the renowned baal menagein and singer, recently celebrated his 60th birthday with a small group of friends at a modest restaurant in Tel Aviv. The milestone was marked following a performance in Beer Sheva with singer Yaakov Shwekey. 

MBD was born on April 16, 1951, to Chazzan and Mrs. David Werdyger. Chazzan Werdyger, originally from Cracow, was one of the “Schindler Jews” and miraculously survived the Nazi inferno during the Holocaust.

MBD has produced dozens of Jewish music albums over the past 40 years and continues to reside in Sea Gate, Brooklyn, where he records much of his music at his own personal studio. In addition to his inspiring singing, MBD is a talented composer, having authored dozens of big hits over the years.

See below for photos from his recent birthday celebration in Tel Aviv:


{Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel/Photos courtesy of Kikar}

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21 Responses to “Photos: MBD Celebrates His 60th Birthday”

1. Comment from R shalom
Time April 18, 2011 at 9:59 AM

Mazal Tov! Long Live The King!

2. Comment from chaim
Time April 18, 2011 at 11:02 AM

mey heicha flippin teisi. no one cares.

3. Comment from Reubies
Time April 18, 2011 at 12:07 PM

May you continue to inspire Klal Yisroel with your moving music Ad Meah V’Esrim Shanah.

4. Comment from Surf Ave
Time April 18, 2011 at 12:24 PM

Reb Mordechai’s music has always been beautiful
and uplifting. His father, Rav Dovid, is a special individual.
The Werdyger mishpacha should be zoche to keep singing
shiros vesishbachos. We are all very happy for you.

5. Comment from Yossi, Lakewood, NJ
Time April 18, 2011 at 12:49 PM

May he continue to be mesamaych Klal Yisroel for many years, ad bias goel.

6. Comment from MBD
Time April 18, 2011 at 1:04 PM

To Chaim
that wasn’t necessary to get your point across, but I totally agree.

7. Comment from i care
Time April 18, 2011 at 2:43 PM

i care ok its a huge simcha mazel tov… i love mbd the best

8. Comment from cj
Time April 18, 2011 at 2:47 PM

And who cares ?

9. Comment from eli
Time April 18, 2011 at 3:01 PM

There is one King, and that is Melech Malchei Hamlachim Hakodoish Baruchu. Your statement borders apikorses

10. Comment from i care
Time April 18, 2011 at 3:12 PM

i care its a big simcha mazeltov… mbd is the best jewish singer

11. Comment from Hersch
Time April 18, 2011 at 3:23 PM

Wow! Kiddush Hashem! Me keamcha Yisroel! !

12. Comment from wake-up call
Time April 18, 2011 at 4:40 PM

TO EVERYONE
60 already? king david -the sweet singer of israel-in Tehillim says : the days of a person are 70 years & if he goes great he can make it to 80. (90:10)

I don’t know about everyone else here, how often we think about our life, most people make an account of their life once a year-before Yom Kippur- or Tzaddikim make an account once a month-before yom kippur kotton . I know a person that makes a account of his life almost everyday of his life. He told me this is the final last thing he thinks about almost every night AFTER saying Krias Shma al Hamita he makes an account thinking did i learn today, daven, give tzedaka, help another yid etc… is Hashem going to say to his Malachim i have Charata (pity) i gave this yid an extra day to live. How precious life is. Hashem doesn’t just say this yid will live to 98 this one to 108 & this one to 110, every day & hour is a gift from Hashem, U’vacharta B’chaim-you should choose life-lets learn this now while we are still young.

the age of 60 is the year when a person looks back at his 40 years of Adulthood (from 20 to 60). Statistics say that 90 percent of people feel bad that they’re time was not spent wisely-a person promises if he gets back his 40 years i promise i will spend my time more wisely-NOW THATS BAD NEWS (1)the fact that it takes till 60 & we dont wake up at 40 & 2) 90 percent of people) WAKE UP NOW & START TO LIVE A REAL LIFE BEFORE ITS TOO LATE. A day gone is gone forever & cannot be made up. Anything pushed away or delayed bec. of laziness is too late to make up for.

13. Comment from HB
Time April 18, 2011 at 4:51 PM

ad 120, bringing cheer to all. Go ahead and give us all a birthday bracha!

14. Comment from R shalom
Time April 18, 2011 at 7:03 PM

To Eli. There are kings. And Hashem is the King of kings! So accordingly, MBD is king, and Hashem is his King. Is this too complicated for you?

15. Comment from dovid
Time April 20, 2011 at 1:33 AM

is his father, the original Werdyger singer and chazan, still alive?

16. Comment from morris
Time April 20, 2011 at 8:35 PM

mazal tov

from H Morris
Antwerp

17. Comment from Anonymous
Time April 21, 2011 at 1:07 AM

“king” is just a metaphorical term. It means that he is at the top of his field, which he was for many years. MBD should be credited for much of the growth of Yiddishe music. Others, like Avrohom fried, followed him, and together, with Sheya Mendlowitz, Yisroel Lamm, Suki and Ding, Rabbi Eli Teitelbaum, and others, helped people produce true Yiddishe music.

18. Comment from moshiach
Time April 21, 2011 at 2:38 AM

to chaim i like the lashon

19. Comment from Usid
Time April 21, 2011 at 5:40 AM

MBD’s music is great. Keep it up for many more years

Hatzlacha

20. Comment from LUZIA
Time July 6, 2011 at 9:45 PM

Na música Hebraica! MBD é o Melhor! Adoro a Jeová quando ouço suas MÚSICAS! Eu louvo muito a Jeová Por sua vida!

21. Comment from MBD’s old chavrusa
Time August 18, 2011 at 6:34 PM

MBD iis a big tzadik and erlicha yid, a yid that loves to do mitzvahs and always has a good vort for another jew!!!
If you havent seen his avoida by davening your missing out!!!

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