Eig8th Day

There's this Rabbi. His name is Shmuli Marcus. And he rocks. In fact he rocks so good, he started a rock band. It's a joint effort with him and his brother Bentzi, with a bunch of (very good) random musicians thrown in the mix.

He also is the Rabbi of Chabad of Cypress, creator of Farbrengen magazine (now Soulwise), runs a Hebrew High program (Hebrew school for high school kids) which is the model that many use when trying to start something similar, and does a bunch of other holy stuff.

A real Renaissance Rabbi. And a real (really) splendid dude. He also has the good sense to hire a hotshot photographer for the cover shoot.

The name if the band is Eighth Day, and they're pretty darn good. Check 'em out.

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This one is a crop of the above, and was my choice for the album cover. It wasn't chosen (probably for a good reason), but I still love it.


Here is what the final design looks like (designed by Uri Kelman)


After said shoot, we went back into the studio for some live action shots.

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I did get to hear parts of two songs. Not bad. Not bad at all.

Geekspeak: Shot on D700 (gasp), 28mm 2.8 (manual focus), 35mm f/2, Sigma 50mm 1.4