With his final album in stores, Mordechai Ben David says he's "purchased a house in Jerusalem" and plans to make aliya.
By COLlive reporter
Jewish music superstar Mordechai Ben David Werdyger has long had plans to move to the Holy land. Now, with a new album out this week, he's making good on that dream.
"Baruch Hashem, we have purchased a house in Jerusalem," he reports in a video trailer for the album "Kisufim" (yearning), distributed by Aderet Music.
"It's something I have been wanting to do for many years," he said, confirming a fact known to music insiders. MBD has long expressed his wish to make aliya from his home in the gated community of Sea Gate, right off Coney Island, Brooklyn.
"I hope to spend the rest of my life - until 120 - learning Torah and doing Mitzvos," he said.
"I am planning (for) this to be the final retiring album - if you want to call it - and I have no plans on future albums."
He did not give a date for the move, or whether he was also retiring from concerts.
In the video trailer, he explains his decision to dedicate his 37th solo album to authentic Chassidic music, as Shraga Gold of The Shira Choir told COLlive.com in an interview about their collaboration.