Shlomo and Nina: An unlikely duo

By MORDECHAI BECK
June 27, 2018 20:29
‘Soul Doctor’ tells the story of the relationship between Rabbi Carlebach and Nina Simone

‘Soul Doctor’ tells the story of the fascinating relationship between Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and Nina Simone. (photo credit: SHERBAN LUPU)

 
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THAT RABBI Shlomo Carlebach was a complex character no one can deny. Rabbi, mystic, singer, composer, storyteller, an ecstatic teacher who would often ask after he taught “What did I say?” as though he had entered a world even he did not fully grasp.

Perhaps it is no wonder given this that there is a dimension (or a number of dimensions) of his persona that people have not seen, or seen poorly, or through a glass darkly.

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