Gabe – What does the Rebbe wish? is a duet of a rabbi and a synagogue assistant, gabbay (gabe in Ashkenazi pronunciation). Zisl Slepovitch collected this song in a folklore expedition in Pinsk, Belarus, from sisters Dasya Lyovina, Z”L, and Zinaida Khrapunskaya, Z”L. This was one of their father’s songs they had remembered from the days of their childhood.
In this recording, the song is performed by two young NY-based singers, Emile and Fenya.
TRANSLITERATION - Gabe
Gabe! – Vos vil der rebe?
Der rebe vil – me zol im derlangen.
Vos? – Latkes mit shmalts,
Az der rebe mit der rebetsn
Zol zayn a gezunt in haldz.
Zing Along Shabes is a companion musical recording to the Zing Along Shabes project, a set of materials to help families
foster traditions around celebrating Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest. The project was created by Inna Barmash, Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch and Irina Sheynfeld....more