Zevi Kaufman is not your typical singer/songwriter.
While most singers find themselves in and out of the recording studio in the final weeks before the release of their album, Kaufman finds himself in and out of the Bais Medrash at Yerushalayim’s Yeshivas Aderes Hatorah, where the 20 year old Flatbush native is currently learning.
Kaufman’s style is also anything but typical. His debut album, Music Language of My Soul, is one of those rare efforts that manages to push the envelope just enough, without ever crossing the boundaries of good taste. His unique compositions have a universal appeal and are edgy enough to appeal to those who don’t necessarily embrace mainstream Jewish music without ever sacrificing even an ounce of Yiddishe ta’am, resulting in songs that have a universal appeal. Half the songs on this album are in English with lyrics that are hopeful and inspiring, each one bearing a message of its own. Every song on the album is accompanied by a D’var Torah, each one dedicated to someone who clearly had a tremendous impact on Kaufman’s life.
While Kaufman, a Miami Boys Choir alumnus who also sang with Avrumi Flamm, has been singing all his life, he began composing songs about the time of his Bar Mitzvah. Over the past seven years his songs have offered both solace and encouragement to so many people that Kaufman decided it was time to put out an album and share his positive messages with the world. Kaufman credits his Rosh Yeshiva and Rabbeim from Yeshiva of Far Rockaway where he learned for five years for inspiring him with ideas of chizuk and mussar from the Navardik school of thought.
1. Ma Tovu
4. Shomer Yisroel
7. Lecha Dodi
8. On My Way