The Moshe Yess Revival

Moshe Yess / Megama RevivalThere has been a huge influx in people interested in the music of Moshe Yess OBM. One can find numerous covers of his songs on YouTube and other sites across the web. We invite you to post your own version of any of your favourite Moshe Yess or Megama songs for the world to hear and we will publish it to the Moshe Yess Website under the Live Tributes page. It can also be a song that you wrote in his memory.

This will give the people who are unfamiliar with the music of Moshe Yess and the Megama Duo a chance to appreciate the music in your own way. Every Month we will announce the winner for that month on the Moshe Yess Facebook Page. The winner will be awarded with some previously undistributed tracks or albums from our vault. We look forward to hearing your interpretation of his music. The only rule is to please keep the lyrics the same as the original versions. If you want to mix up the genre and add a twist of your own, you have our blessing. 

Good luck and thanks for being a great Moshe Yess fan!


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Moshe Yess - Jewish Composer, Recording Artist & Performer

Moshe Aaron (Morris Arthur) Yess (1945–January 8, 2011) O.B.M. was a world renowned Orthodox Jewish musician, composer and entertainer from Montreal, Canada. A member of the Chabad community in Montreal, Yess was a regular concert performer at Chabad House events and shows, together with international Jewish music festivals, Chabad Telethons and the annual A Time for Music concert.

Musical career

In the 1960s, Yess shared stages with David Crosby, Jefferson Airplane & The Association. As a solo performer he played Las Vegas, Reno, and other hot spots. In 1978 he moved from Hollywood, California to Jerusalem, Israel, where he enrolled in D'var Yerushalayim Yeshiva. There he met Rabbi Shalom Levine, who became his mentor in Halacha and his musical partner in Megama. They spoke about harnessing American-style music to communicate the beauty and values of Judaism. Thus was Megama (Hebrew for "direction") born.

Hit Songs

One of Yess's biggest hit songs was "My Zaidy," in which the speaker remembers his grandfather, who was his last link to Judaism. "My Zaidy" -- "zaidy" is the Yiddish word for grandpa -- touched several generations of American and Canadian Jews. Other hits by Megama included "Ain't Gonna Work on Saturday" and "Not Ashamed," and one of their successful children's shows was called "Judeo Rodeo."

Yess collaborated with Abie Rotenberg to produce the children's audio series called The Marvelous Midos Machine composed of three volumes, with all original material. He also had inspired Abie to write his own English Jewish music and had features on the first 3 volumes of Abie's iconic Journeys albums. 

In the 1990s, Yess started a rock band called Burnt Offering with the blessing of The Lubavitcher Rebbe. The band's mission was to spread the message to the world to engage in acts of goodness and kindness.

Yess continued to be active in music and religious education until his health declined. He passed away on January 8, 2011, in Tucson, Arizona, leaving behind a legacy in both the Jewish and broader music communities. Although Moshe Yess died of cancer on January 8, 2011, in Cottonwood, Arizona at the age of 65 years old, his work continues to influence and inspire, with his son Tali Yess actively continuing his musical legacy. Most recently, Moshe Yess had an entire track in tribute to him as well as an adaptation of one of his lesser known songs "Ain't No Bishul" performed by Abie Rotenberg and Moshe's son Tali on the 5th volume of the iconic Journeys albums.


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