Lipa Schmeltzer

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Lipa Schmeltzer (אלעזר ליפא שמעלצער Elazar Lipa Schmeltzer, ליפא שמלצר; born March 17, 1978) is an American singer, entertainer, and composer.wikipedia
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Since 2010, he has released thirteen albums and has collaborated with artists like Gad Elbaz, Lipa Schmeltzer, Kosha Dillz, and C Lanzbom.

Murder of Leiby Kletzky

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Following the 2011 murder of Leiby Kletzky in Brooklyn, he released a ballad called "Leiby Forever" and a seven-minute music video depicting home movies of Kletzky growing up.
In early August, Hasidic singer Lipa Schmeltzer released a ballad called "Leiby Forever" and a seven-minute music video showing home movies of Kletzky growing up.

Shloime Gertner

In February 2008, a large amount of publicity was generated for a concert at Madison Square Garden's WaMu Theater in New York City featuring Schmeltzer and Shloime Gertner, under the playbill "The Big Event".
In February 2008, a large amount of publicity was generated for a concert of 9 March at Madison Square Garden's WaMu Theater in New York City featuring Lipa Schmeltzer and Gertner, under the playbill "The Big Event".

Rachel Freier

In December 2016, Schmeltzer sang "God Bless America" in Yiddish (as "Gott Bensch Amerike") in Brooklyn Borough Hall at the inauguration of New York Civil Court Judge Rachel Freier.
On hand for her swearing-in was Hasidic singer Lipa Schmeltzer, who sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" with bits of Yiddish and "God Bless America" in full Yiddish version.

Nissim (rapper)

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In 2016, Nissim collaborated with Gad Elbaz on the song "Hashem Melech 2.0," and with Lipa Schmeltzer on the song "Bar Mitzvah Time."

Contemporary Jewish religious music

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Popular artists include Mordechai Ben David, Avraham Fried, Benny Friedman, Lipa Schmeltzer, Shloime Dachs, Dedi Graucher, and Yaakov Shwekey.

United States

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Lipa Schmeltzer (אלעזר ליפא שמעלצער Elazar Lipa Schmeltzer, ליפא שמלצר; born March 17, 1978) is an American singer, entertainer, and composer.

Hasidic Judaism

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He is a headliner in Hasidic as well as modern Jewish communities worldwide and "the Lady Gaga of Hasidic music".

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He is a headliner in Hasidic as well as modern Jewish communities worldwide and "the Lady Gaga of Hasidic music".

New Square, New York

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Lipa Schmeltzer grew up in the Chasidic enclave of New Square, New York a village in Rockland County, New York.

Rockland County, New York

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Lipa Schmeltzer grew up in the Chasidic enclave of New Square, New York a village in Rockland County, New York.

Hungary between the World Wars

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His grandfather, a Chasidic farmer in pre-war Hungary, was murdered during World War II, leaving his father, Reuven, an orphan at the age of 13.

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His grandfather, a Chasidic farmer in pre-war Hungary, was murdered during World War II, leaving his father, Reuven, an orphan at the age of 13.

Hungary in World War II

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Reuven Schmeltzer was one of the 1,684 Jews who escaped Nazi-controlled Hungary on the Kastner train and spent time in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp before being released in Switzerland.

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Reuven Schmeltzer was one of the 1,684 Jews who escaped Nazi-controlled Hungary on the Kastner train and spent time in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp before being released in Switzerland.

Bergen-Belsen concentration camp

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Reuven Schmeltzer was one of the 1,684 Jews who escaped Nazi-controlled Hungary on the Kastner train and spent time in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp before being released in Switzerland.

Switzerland

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Reuven Schmeltzer was one of the 1,684 Jews who escaped Nazi-controlled Hungary on the Kastner train and spent time in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp before being released in Switzerland.

Badchen

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After his wedding, Schmeltzer tried to find work as a badchen (entertainer) for weddings.

Jewish wedding

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Though he had no formal musical training, he began performing at weddings and bar mitzvahs in the Haredi Chasidic communities of upstate New York and Brooklyn.

Bar and bat mitzvah

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Though he had no formal musical training, he began performing at weddings and bar mitzvahs in the Haredi Chasidic communities of upstate New York and Brooklyn.

Upstate New York

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Though he had no formal musical training, he began performing at weddings and bar mitzvahs in the Haredi Chasidic communities of upstate New York and Brooklyn.

Brooklyn

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Though he had no formal musical training, he began performing at weddings and bar mitzvahs in the Haredi Chasidic communities of upstate New York and Brooklyn.

Payot

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With his thick, round eyeglasses and sidelocks, "outlandish" outfits, and comical YouTube videos, he has rocketed to stardom in the Hasidic music world.

YouTube

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With his thick, round eyeglasses and sidelocks, "outlandish" outfits, and comical YouTube videos, he has rocketed to stardom in the Hasidic music world.