God, Full Of Compassion

Joseph Berger writes:

Duvid sensed his fate was likely to be a firing squad. But the commandant, Amon Goth, asked him what type of work he did, and he replied:

“I am a professional singer, and I have a trained soprano voice. Would you like to hear something?”

“Sing the song you Jews chant when you bury your dead,” Goth ordered.

Werdyger sang the verse heard at all Jewish funerals, El Molei Rachammim (“God, Full of Compassion”), and did so with such piercing tenderness that Goth, visibly moved, ordered him back to the camps.

LUKE: Why would a guy describe himself as having a soprano voice?

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