Death of a musical Chassidic mastermain
Based in Brooklyn, living among the Modzitz community, R’ Ben Zion Shenker was the foremost chassidic composer of modern times.
His melody for Eshet Chayil – Woman of Valour – is sung in thousands of Jewish homes every Friday night. Dozens of his works have the status of folksongs, existing as if they have exited forever.
Ben Zion Shenker died today at the age of 92.