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 (09-007.04-F) -  Shelf Number: MDV 166

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Date: May 24, 2006

Participants: Abelsky, Zalman (Rabbi). Interviewed by Dov-Ber Kerler, Jeffrey Veidlinger, Moisei Lemster.

Location recorded: Chișinău, Chișinău Municipality, Moldova

Language: Yiddish, Russian

Culture Group: Jews, Yiddish-speakers, Moldovans

 Recording Content:   

This recording is the continuation of a formal interview with Rabbi Zalman Abelsky. (Part 2 of 2. See MDV 165)

00:00:00 Abelsky shares prewar Hasidic stories. He then talks about his life in Romania between 1948 through 1951.
00:04:50 Abelsky distinguishes Hasidic and Mitnagdic customs and mentions several traditions that were originally started by Rabbi Baal HaTanya. Abelsky then speaks about Purim celebrations.
00:09:36 Abelsky addresses contemporary religious life and characteristics of today's generation. Abelsky also speaks about religious discourse.
00:15:57 Abelsky chants a Hasidic melody (nigun), a traditional march. He then briefly explains how Hasidic melodies (nigunim) come into existence.
00:19:46 Abelsky chants a contemporary Hasidic nigun, before he talks about contemporary Hasidic religious customs.
00:25:37 Abelsky gives a blessing, before the team concludes the interview with Abelsky.
00:26:50 The camera collects inside and outside footage of the former glazier's/bookbinder's synagogue.
00:28:30 End of recording.