I met Rabbi Carlebach when I was 12 years old and attended several concerts through out my life before he passed. I thought he was totally awesome. When I first met him in Phoenix, Arizona I wished I was old enough to have joined his group. I have several DVD's of his music and they always bring back so many wonderful memories which will be cherished all my life. He was pure gold.
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