November 7, 2007

Music & Angels

Filed under: Blog Torah — Reb Moshe @ 1:21 am

Rabbi Tzvi Aryeh Rosenfeld taught that it is very important for a person to learn to read music but even better to be able to play. He said, once a person leaves this world for the eternal one, they will hear the songs of the angels and many holy things which require understanding of music. Rebbe Nachman taught, through the musicians intentions while playing a song, they can separate good from bad from themselves and those listening. Lyrics and sounds which are played by those who are Yiras Shamayim, fear Hashem, will bring the listeners to simcha while lyrics which have bad intentions or even by just the musician while he is playing thinking sinful thoughts, this can impact the listener.


  1. When I was first becoming close to Torah, I told some families I felt like there was a time when we only sang–when it was only music. Speech came later, a downgrade of sorts. Now we have to work to upgrade the speech again! Music connects all of us. Ever notice when a niggun is really being sung, you cannot differentiate your own voice–one voice. One people with one G-d!

    Comment by Hila — November 7, 2007 @ 4:33 am

  2. Over the years, many people have written me that their could sometimes hear the songs of the malachim, angels. This generation is not far from being able to hear, we just have to try to listen.

    Comment by Reb Moshe — November 7, 2007 @ 5:52 am

  3. Sorry for my ignorance, but who is Rabbi Tzvi Aryeh Rosenfeld? This is an intriguing thought.


    Comment by David — November 20, 2007 @ 12:57 am

  4. BS”D

    David: R’ Rosenfeld Z”L was one of the great teachers of Breslov Chasidus in the past century. He was niftar in 1979. A short biography is given here:

    Comment by Yoel Avroham — November 22, 2007 @ 9:37 am

  5. Reb Yoel Avroham, thanks for taking the time to answer. David.

    Comment by David — November 27, 2007 @ 8:30 pm

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