Oct 10, 2011
MBD Plans To Move to Israel

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.

VIDEO: Produced by Ingenious Productions


Get Kisufim and hear samples at MostlyMusic.com


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1
wow
shkoiach that's amazing im so happy for you may we all meet you there immediately! thank you for making such a difference in Jewish music i really admire you
(10/10/2011 9:16:05 PM)
2
MBD is the king
im going to miss MBD
(10/10/2011 9:32:32 PM)
3
What took him so long
If i had his money i would have gone years ago. lucky guy. Maybe he can let me stay sometime.
(10/10/2011 9:34:38 PM)
4
mbd
good luck your a great person
(10/10/2011 9:37:40 PM)
5
so so
sad.....
(10/10/2011 9:45:20 PM)
6
next year in yerushalayim!!
mashiach hinei hu ba!
(10/10/2011 9:49:29 PM)
7
Liepa Says,
Never dreamt this day would come................
(10/10/2011 10:08:02 PM)
8
the king!!!!
love the hartz!!!
(10/10/2011 10:20:41 PM)
9
MBD is the king of Jewish Music
MBD is the best Jewish Chassidic Singer, I wish him well, we hope he will continue to sing at concerts.
(10/10/2011 10:27:59 PM)
10
slip of the tongue?
The Alter Rebbe said that music is the pen of the soul , not the heart.
(10/10/2011 10:45:40 PM)
11
skeptic
One way to improve sales like those closing down sales? They never seem to close!,
(10/10/2011 10:54:01 PM)
12
awesome!!!!!!!
wow i love this video. and more then that MBD himself.
(10/10/2011 11:20:14 PM)
13
WE SHOULD ALL DO IT
(10/10/2011 11:26:27 PM)
14
But y retire????
The rebbe told him to make people happy his entire life!!! The rebbi told him to sing and not stop!!!! A bit confused...
(10/10/2011 11:50:42 PM)
15
Awwww
:( so sad. MBD we will dearly miss you
(10/10/2011 11:55:32 PM)
16
I agree its time to stop making Music
after hearing his latest album its no wounder he can't generate CD sales.
(10/11/2011 12:27:37 AM)
17
to 14
hes just stopping to make albums. hes not stopping to sing
(10/11/2011 12:39:33 AM)
18
Mavin
The color of his voice is so soulful, I cry the minute he comes on.
(10/11/2011 12:49:34 AM)
19
i will truly miss you
mbd would always make me in such a good mood when i would listen to his songs. there just so uplifting and sincere, its hard not to like and enjoy his talent. kol hakavod and good luck! may we all meet you there very soon with moshiach! amen
(10/11/2011 2:03:10 AM)
20
Were
Were did He leave before
(10/11/2011 4:07:26 AM)
21
chaim
segate
(10/11/2011 6:51:28 AM)
22
BS''D
He will always be the king :)
Baruch Hashem hes going to do something amazing!
(10/11/2011 9:10:08 AM)
23
I hope...
...to see him there! And he is not stopping to sing, only to make albums, but, who knows?!
(10/11/2011 9:15:58 AM)
24
d m
MBD never fails to inspire me!! i love love his music!
kol hakavod!
(10/11/2011 11:57:45 AM)
25
Number 16
We're talking about THE king of Jewish music: Why do you have to put him down like that. . . such intense critiscism???
Mayeb its worth thinking now and then, before throwing such sharp barbs at people, and especially such people as MBD, who was and is a follower of the Rebbe for years n years, as his new album shows once again . . . a bit of restraint and respect would go a long way
(10/11/2011 12:28:30 PM)
26
albums
MBD is retiring ONLY from albums ,not from singing,He is going to keep singing,even in the BM
(10/11/2011 1:04:34 PM)
27
Hamelech.....
Just wanted to remind you all that hashem is the king
(10/11/2011 3:31:15 PM)
28
hey MBD
you could still change your mind. : )

zay misaameach yiddin ad bias goel etc..
(10/11/2011 4:21:54 PM)
29
AMAZING!!!!!!!
SO AMAZING!!!!!!!! MBD
(10/11/2011 4:31:49 PM)
30
I love MBD's songs!!!
real good hartzig music!!!!!!!!
(10/11/2011 11:43:58 PM)
31
LA
mbd is in la
(10/16/2011 2:02:55 AM)
32
WERDYDHEGO
OK OK MBD, YOU WIN, NO MORE DOWNLOADS........ BLI NEDER...SO WHEN'S THE NEXT ALBUM???/
(10/16/2011 8:10:26 PM)
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