Jan 22, 2013
City's Silversmith Also Sings

Pittsburgh's WQED TV station profiles the Lubavitch musician Moshe Pekkar who is also the city's only master silversmith.

Master silversmith Moshe Pekkar practices an ancient art that yields beautiful results. In his little shop in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill, he creates and restores elaborate works in silver that celebrate Jewish ritual practices.

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1
Great!
Y'know, the last silversmith the average American heard of is.......Paul Revere!
(Cue here to William Tell Overture with an image of Moshe wearing a black Stetson, galloping courageously over hill and dale , Tzitzis flying in the wind: "Moshiach Is Coming! Moshiach Is Coming!)
(1/22/2013 4:39:52 PM)
2
go pittsburghers
go us
(1/22/2013 4:40:24 PM)
3
GREAT PIECE!
Huge kiddush hashem!!!!! Much blessings!
(1/22/2013 4:56:04 PM)
4
Great Hazalach Moshe
I was able to watch it at http://www.wqed.com/tv/horizons/index.php?sid=416#.UP11bMQeKCU.facebook
(1/22/2013 5:11:36 PM)
5
My amazing kiddush cup
Moshe makes the most incredible monogram kiddush cups, hand made with our wedding monogram which we enjoy every Shabbos at our table. Makes a great wedding gift too!
(1/22/2013 6:01:42 PM)
6
He is a special guy,
Much Hatzlacha in all that you do!!!
(1/22/2013 6:17:00 PM)
7
Montrealer
He played for some weddings here ! Fantastic !
(1/22/2013 6:18:24 PM)
8
Agent Emes
Shpittsburghs Rabbi Engels!!!
(1/22/2013 6:24:48 PM)
9
Silver Repairs
Moshe,I sent you my Candelabra two years ago to repair, great job, I enjoyed looking at your website www.creativesilverolline.com
(1/22/2013 6:37:15 PM)
10
Yes Indeed
www.silvergrams.com
(1/22/2013 6:38:38 PM)
11
hey, I know that guy.........
We used to listen to him practice when they lived downstairs from us in CH.........and his silver work is supurb, as well!
(1/22/2013 6:50:32 PM)
12
old school freind from london
moshie so proud in 10 YEARS TIME ITS ME N WISH YOU MUCH hatlocho and nachas
(1/22/2013 6:51:19 PM)
13
Highly recommend
I had my candlesticks dipped so that I don't have to polish them that often. I would recommend it to everyone who would like to polish once a year instead of twice a month.
(1/22/2013 7:03:14 PM)
14
Excellent
Moish,

Excellent excellent! Great presentation and great talent.
Your good nature shows in everything you do.

Including letting me play your Yamaha PSR keyboard in Gan Yisroel in Parksville over 20 years ago ;-)

A friend and constant admirer.
(1/22/2013 7:19:12 PM)
15
Agent Emesssssssss!!!!
remember him from the rav in shpitzberg
(1/22/2013 7:21:46 PM)
16
Beautiful
That was a beautiful video!! everyone should have a look! Mr. Pekkar sounds like a very nice person!
(1/22/2013 8:25:28 PM)
17
He played at our wedding in Detroit
Great job www.musicbymoshe.com way to go for your next simcha
(1/22/2013 8:33:15 PM)
18
BACK IN THE DAY:
RABBI ENGELS FROM AGENT EMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(1/22/2013 9:51:46 PM)
19
we love you tatty!
thought id share this story with everyone:
one day A man walked into my father's store and told him that he was debating for a long time what to get his mother for her birthday. One night he was flipping through the channels and just happened to come across my father's interview and decided to watch it...he was so amazed and inspired that he drove and hour and a half to my fathers store because he wanted to buy his mother a mezuzah! YES! HIS MOTHER WAS JEWISH!!!
this just shows you what a true shliach of the Rebbe our father is!! we love you Tatty! :)
(1/22/2013 10:13:12 PM)
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HIRSCH & TZIVIA PEKKAR. [ C. H ].
B.H. MOSHE, You have a Sterling Character, of which we are very proud of. Much success and good health.
YOUR LOVING PARENTS.
(1/22/2013 10:56:59 PM)
21
So nice to see you,
What a supprise, keep up the great work, pure Kiddush Hashem, go Moshe
(1/22/2013 11:00:40 PM)
22
Kiddush Cup
Went down the disposer, maybe I will ship it to the Master silversmith
(1/22/2013 11:06:46 PM)
23
Why didn't they mention agent emes?
I loved the show but why didn't they mention agent emes in addition to his music talent?
(1/22/2013 11:59:00 PM)
24
Talent passed down the family tree.
Moshe, wishing you mazel and brocha all the way from Cozumel Mexico!
(1/23/2013 12:07:53 AM)
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to # 22
i have had repairs done before and can only say the best place to take it, switch the maybe to definitely
(1/23/2013 5:39:47 AM)
26
Pomona yid
Moishe'lah,
Fantastic video! Your a star. U have tremendous talent! Keep up the great work
(1/23/2013 7:13:48 AM)
27
AMAZING JOB!
Great interview !!!! Way to go Pekkars. Lots of love - from your fans in Atlanta.
(1/23/2013 9:34:42 AM)
28
Moshe is no longer Pittsburgh's best kept secret!!
Moshe has repaired for me the following:
a very large silver tray that was totally black that I now use every week to hold my Shabbos Candlesticks, which he lacquered so that I never ever need to shine them, as well as more than 20 pcs of sterling silver flatware that have been down disposers and damaged, as well as bent kiddush cups and old sterling tea sets!! They look better than ever and I now have precious family relics that I use always-----looking better than new!!
Totally amazing workmanship!!
(1/23/2013 11:28:37 AM)
29
rabbi englesssssssssssssssssssssssssss
u rock more then being a silver smith ;)
(1/23/2013 5:48:12 PM)
30
Woohooo!!!
That's my tatty!!!! I love u!!!!
(1/23/2013 5:55:26 PM)
31
Agent Emes!
Rabbi Engels!
(1/23/2013 8:16:18 PM)
32
Moshe
You light up the hills of South Western PA.
Need another Agent Emes Episode to keep me going
(1/24/2013 7:30:16 AM)
33
moshe
my uncle
(1/26/2013 8:57:47 PM)
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