Der Rebe Elimeylekh
Music & Lyrics: In 1927, Moshe Nadir (1885-1943) published his Yiddish version
Singers Preßburger Klezmer Band (Bratislava ,Slovakia)
Yitzchak Rayz was born in the town of Narayev,in eastern Galicia, then Austro-Hungary.In 1898, at the age of 13, Rayz immigrated to New York and adopted the Americanized name Isaac Reiss. Within a few years his work was published widely in the New York Yiddish press, under a variety of pseudonyms. Eventually Yitzchak adopted the name Moishe Nadir. "Nadir" is an Yiddish expression meaning "here you are" or "that's for you". In 1927, Moshe Nadir published his song "Der Rebbe Elimelech" and it became an instant success. This Song was about a very "Freilech," happy, lively Rabbi.