For Torah shall come forth from Zion

Avrum Leib Burstein, head of the Jerusalem Klezmer Association, hopes to make the city the Yiddish cultural capital of the world.

By RACHEL MARDER
October 15, 2015 15:52
Klezmer band

Avrum Lieb Burstein plays the accordion with a klezmer band at Burstein’s Krechme. (photo credit: LOULOU D’AKI)

 
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Avrum Leib Burstein is a true showman.

All eyes in the heimish basement, lined with Yiddish books and memorabilia, are on the 44-yearold Breslov hassid as he chants the havdala prayer to a beautiful Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach melody. The only light in the room comes from the fire of the braided candle Burstein holds, his face aglow.

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