Newsletter: Musical Letter


Newsletter from October 24, 2013:

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Music was central to the Lavry family and father Marc, who was a funny guy, even joked through sounds. (There are countless stories like the one we are about to share – feel free to ask for more.)

Daughter Efrat shares with us a letter she received from her father shortly after her marriage to Haim Zaklad. Lavry wrote the letter during his stay in Los Angeles.
Lavry's letter from Los Angeles

The letter relies on internal family references so Efrat “translates” it for us:

My Effie’le,
I was happy to hear a) Your voice b) That you two are doing well c) That the you’re both happy

Shir Ahava Love Song

I truly wish you much happiness and that you will live like

Zug Yonim A pair of doves (Two Visitors) – a Hebrew analogy for lovebirds

Mommy will also be happy and sing:

Tov Lehodot It’s a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord (from Sacred Service)

When you come again for a visit [in Israel] we will dance

Sherale Shera’le (a Chasidic dance that was popular in wedding receptions)

I am happy at the Bermans even though I need to talk and play a lot….

Percussion A dance rhythm (Lavry stayed with the Berman family, and their young daughter wouldn’t let go of Lavry and insisted that he play the piano again and again so she could dance.)

On behalf of the Marc Lavry Heritage Society we wish that

Kach Tov Li your heart will be filled with song (Kach Tov Li / I Feel So Good)

Efrat and Orie

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