Friday, February 24, 2006

A Project To Print Degel Machaneh Ephraim In My Family's Shtetl

The Sudilkover Rebbe, Rabbi Aryeh Wohl, a descendent of the Degel Machaneh Ephraim and also Rabbi Ephraim of Sudilkov (son-in-law of Rebbe Yaakov Shimshon of Shepetovka), recently revealed to me his project to reprint the sefer Degel Machaneh Ephraim. He is slowly and methodically working on this new printing; hoping to correct many of the errors that have made their way into the text over time and add footnotes that will help to better explain the text. Upon completion of his project, the Sudilkover Rebbe plans to print this sefer in my family's shtetl in Ukraine. It will be the first time Degel Machaneh Ephraim has ever been printed in the shtetl where the Degel resided.

People wishing to help sponsor this important project can send tax-deductible donations to:

Friends of Haben Yakir Li, Inc.
5515 18th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11204

* Please make a note in the check's memo field that the donation is for the Degel Machaneh Ephraim project.

Sudilkover Rebbe - Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel


At February 26, 2006 at 9:44:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sholom aleychem, Simple Jew!

I like old nigunim, especially of talmidey Baal Shem, and their talmidim. May be Sudilkover Rebbe may know some of these (may of the Degel or other tzadikkim)? I'll be very interested in them. Old nigunim can't be compared to anything else, since they are made by such awesome tzadikim. If someone can record Sudilkover Rebbe singing (for private use) it will be really great. What do you think about it?

At February 27, 2006 at 6:40:00 AM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

A Yid: It is always a good idea to have more niggunim recordings, however, I know that Sudilkover Rebbe is extremely busy and I wouldn't know how to arrange this. Sorry.

At February 27, 2006 at 3:13:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

there is a great collection called "The Hasidic Niggun As Sung by the Hasidim" put out by Hebrew U (I think I got it off of

At February 27, 2006 at 4:57:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That CD doesn't contain anything unususal. No nigunim of the Degel for sure. May be there is someone in NY who knows such nigunim?

> It is always a good idea to have more niggunim recordings

I prefer not just to have them, but to use them :) Nigunim are great.

At February 27, 2006 at 4:57:00 PM EST, Blogger Hirshel Tzig - הירשל ציג said...

that collection is nice, (and includes a Dzikover Chossid singing with his adult daughters!), but it does not include Sudilkover Nigunim.

At March 1, 2006 at 1:12:00 AM EST, Blogger MC Aryeh said...

A very worthy cause. Did not realize Rav Wohl was so young! Is there still a working press in the shtetl?

At March 1, 2006 at 6:40:00 AM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

No, not to my knowledge. This is a detail that will have to be worked out.

At June 10, 2007 at 2:55:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know that the original version of the Degel is available for ordering at cost here:

At June 10, 2007 at 3:26:00 PM EDT, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Thank you, but it appears from the sample pages that this reprint of the 1942 printing from Hungary - of which I already have two copies.

At February 26, 2013 at 4:46:00 PM EST, Blogger Netzer Chosid said...


How is this project coming along?


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