With tremendous gratitude to the Holy One, I am happy to announce that my wife Chaya gave birth to twin baby girls! They were named yesterday in our new community of Passaic:
Bara Avigayil Ness
Thank G-d, the babies are both healthy, but they're still in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit because the birth was a little premature. Please include them in your prayers, so we can bring them home from the hospital soon: my wife's full name is Chaya Zivya bas PereDina (in the Jewish tradition, healing comes through the mother).
Your wishes of mazal and support are definitely appreciated (just reply to this message), but I apologize in advance for being hopelessly behind on returning emails right now. Besides being busy with this new stage of life, I have not listed any music events lately because this is the period in the Jewish calendar known as the Three Weeks, when we traditionally abstain from live music because we're mourning the destruction of our Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
My daughters rushed into the world to bring us comfort during this sad time; in the merit of their perfect souls may we be blessed to witness the ultimate redemption and make beautiful music in the rebuilt Beis Hamikdash.
Have a good Shabbos!