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Shtil, shtil, shtil


Shtil, shtil, shtil




name in tape log inside box is given as:] ”Lerer” Zakhar. [Singer’s name is taken from YIVO database, based on book “Yiddish Folksongs from the Ruth Rubin Archive.” Ruth Rubin’s typed catalog (R6620, black hard-bound notebook) gives name as: S. Zachar.] [Note from tape log inside box:] Not all of these songs are Chassidic [sic]. Some are anti-Chassidic; others are Moshiach [sic] songs, etc. It should be noted that the songs rendered by Zachar here, are being sung by a very old man. No doubt, when he first sang these songs some 50 years ago, he must have done so with a good deal more spirit and energy.


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“Shtil, shtil, shtil,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed May 22, 2024,
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