The Incredible Dreidel

26 Dec

For anyone else who liked Shmuel Kunda tapes, here’s a track from The Incredible Dreidel of Feitel Von Zeidel (song starts at 1:00 minute in). I used to listen to this tape as a kid and loved it.

Not to be too depressing, but I thought I should mention that I knew R’ Kunda, A”H, from Camp Na’arim, and he was a genuinely nice, funny person. I used to think of him as a jolly, fat 50 year old kid on a golf cart. I think that might be why kids like his tapes so much. He didn’t design a product for the child market. He created stuff that he actually found funny and enjoyable. He was a very talented, special man.

Update: I just looked online and found a video of Rabbi Kunda taken Jan 2011. Then I searched for him online and found out it was his WIFE who recently passed away, not him. Sorry about that. Till 120.

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12 Responses to “The Incredible Dreidel”

  1. Baal Habos December 26, 2011 at 10:21 am #

    I loved that song; (And that was as an adult!) Sorry,I didn’t know he kicked the dreidel.

    • itchemeyer December 26, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

      Haha! Ehem…yeah, it’s sad.

  2. Gutman Braun December 26, 2011 at 11:23 am #

    Shmuel was indeed a special man, and Feitel Von Zeidel is one of my fonder chanukah memories (I admit that most of my chanukah memories are not-so-wonderful, so the competition there is kinda weak). I also remember that he made a booklet called “Big Shipiel” that I really enjoyed – I don’t know why I haven’t seen it since.

    • itchemeyer December 26, 2011 at 2:04 pm #

      i have a chanukah present for you:
      http://www.jewishusedbooks.com/prodview.asp?idProduct=23390

      • Gutman Braun December 26, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

        How ’bout that! Thanks, bro!
        It seems that, contrary to popular opinion, I DO gave friends lookin’ out for me (yes, that would be you).

    • bendkaye December 27, 2011 at 7:48 pm #

      I was raised sort of normal, this type of music/story songs was like spreading heresy in my house :0

      • itchemeyer December 28, 2011 at 8:11 am #

        Thats funny. it was the opposite way in my house.

        • bendkaye December 30, 2011 at 1:22 am #

          Damn, I try, but I cannot imagine living like that. Then again, I had no idea that stuff existed except for in “the movies” where you might see a chossid or something, until I went to yeshiva.

  3. Rivky February 20, 2012 at 8:36 am #

    Rabbi kunda was and still is one my favourites!
    Recently though, I came across this site shmuelkunda.com the prices are way cheaper than any other jewish online store.
    Does anyone know if they’re legit?
    I love just listening the free samples on their site but i’m just not going to give my cc number to anyone.
    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    • itchemeyer February 20, 2012 at 9:54 am #

      Hey Rivky, I just checked out the site and it looks legit. They also have a paypal option which always makes me feel safer.

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