Lipa Schmeltzer

Born Mar 17, 1978
Age 36

Elazar Lipa Schmeltzer is an American Hasidic singer and composer. He is a headliner within Hasidic and Haredi communities worldwide and has been called "the Jewish Elvis". Schmeltzer has released 10 solo albums as of 2011. In 2008 he was named to the Forward 50 of most influential Jews.… Read More

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    Transgender Jews; Giving Up On Syria; Lipa Schmeltzer
    Forward - Jul 26, 2013
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    Forward - Aug 29, 2012
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    Forward - Aug 17, 2012
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    Forward - Jun 21, 2012


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1978 Birth Born on March 17, 1978.


1998 20 Years Old Lipa married his wife Miriam on August 27, 1998. … Read More


2008 30 Years Old Schmeltzer frequently contributes his talents for Jewish benefit performances. He has also written songs and performed in response to tragedies within the Hasidic community. After Chabad shluchim Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg were murdered in a 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai and their two-year-old son Moishe was saved, he wrote the song A Letter to Moishe'le.
2009 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2009, one of the signatory rabbis, Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky, told the The Jewish Star newspaper that he had no problem with Lipa: "As far as I know he is an ehrliche Yid truly devout Jew." … Read More
2010 32 Years Old 1 More Event
He was part of an all-star group of Jewish musicians who produced a musical tribute to Sholom Rubashkin after the latter's conviction in federal court in 2010.
2011 33 Years Old Following the 2011 murder of Leiby Kletzky in Brooklyn, he released a ballad called "Leiby Forever" and a seven-minute music video depicting home movies of Kletzky growing up. … Read More
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