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About lifeofrubinarchives

You enjoyed this blog for 5 years, but sadly now the ride is over. We decided to move the archives here for people who want to go back and revisit old posts and for new people to discover the blog for the first time!

The Update – Final Official Post

As many of you have noticed I haven’t posted anything in almost 6 weeks. Even before that my posting has been off and on for at least 6 months. There are many reasons for this. I have written this post … Continue reading

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My Picks for JMR’s Best of 2009

Here are my my picks and thoughts on this years Jewish Music Awards. Best Album: MBD’s Kulam Ahuvim, by a nose. Although Benny’s CD is so fresh and there are so many overall better songs, MBD is just at that level. … Continue reading

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Recap of Dream Team Concert 2

Here is a short form recap from one of our correspondents who was at the show. Nachum Segal introducing Avraham Fried Starting with Shlomo Carlebach’s Keser Yitnu Lecha Shlomo’s Gam Ki Elech. Beautiful!! Avraham Fried doing a beautiful old yiddish song with beautiful … Continue reading

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Thoughts of Benny Friedman’s Taaaaaaaaamu

I don’t know if you heard, but Benny Friedman’s CD was released!!!!!!! There is no way I can get around not posting a review of this one. Already now my in-box is flooded with “well???? What do you think??” emails. I … Continue reading

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This is pretty amazing. I doubt anyone in the rest of the Jewish Music world will do this, but Lenny Solomon of Shlock Rock has just released a brand new CD. The CD titled, “No Limits” is available as a download on But … Continue reading

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News12 Video of Commissioner Kelly Coming to CH

Check it out here. 

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Changes Are Coming To Crown Heights

I’m still gathering all the information, but it seems that Inspector Frank Vega is getting the boot. When I can confirm that I will update the blog. Inspector Vega has long been considered part of the problem at the 71st … Continue reading

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