The single was written by Ziegler and arranged by Aharon Razael who sings in many of the songs on the album. The two started working together after Aharon Razael discovered that his morning chavrusa had written numerous shabbos songs. Yerachmiel Ziegler, known to his friends as “Rocky”, played his songs from “zemirot shabbat” for Aharon which led them to embark on the creation of a new album together. Using Rocky’s music, Razael arranged and added embellishments of his own, towards a unique album featuring their duets together.
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