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There is a (in my opinion) beautiful song by Avraham Fried called Aleh Katan. Does anyone know who composed this song?

Is it Yishai Lapitdot? It seems like he said his name here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmHrk1ZdVsQ&feature=related

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Hmmm... Is this on topic? Does the song perhaps qualify as a piyyut? –  Dave Mar 30 '12 at 18:33
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Well, he definitely says "Yishai Lapidot—aizeh shir niflah." Seems to imply Lapidot either composed or arranged the song. –  Tzvi Mar 30 '12 at 18:43
    
@Dave, I don't know the song. If it's a Jewish-life or Jewish-learning song, then I think this question is on-topic. Otherwise (like judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/4994), not. –  msh210 Mar 30 '12 at 19:58
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@Dave I always understood the song to be a parable for the Jew (or Jews). –  HodofHod Apr 1 '12 at 15:46
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@l' That comparison is just slightly flawed, I think. I think you know why, but I'll be perfectly clear: Avraham Fried is an observant Jew, who sings songs written and composed by observant Jews. All of those songs are either explicitly or implicitly related to Jewish life and/or learning. Comes along one song which is obviously metaphorical, with the most obvious interpretation being Jewish life-related. I think it's pretty safe to say that Alei Katan is no exception to the rest of his music. –  HodofHod Apr 1 '12 at 19:52
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closed as off topic by Baal Shemot Tovot, Shmuel Brin, Dave, simchastorah, Gershon Gold Aug 24 '12 at 16:38

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According to a website named www.hebrewsongs.com, both the music and lyrics were composed by Ishai Lapidot.

According to MostlyMusic.com, the song was arranged by Yuval Stupal.

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The song was compsed including the lyrics by Yishai Lapidot arranged by Yuval Stupal

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Thanks for this answer, and welcome! Please consider registering your account, which will give you access to more of the site's features. Also, since this answer is merely correcting a typo (in the spelling of "Yishai") to the preexisting answer, it would be better left as a comment on (or edit to) that answer than as a separate answer; once you stick around actively on the site long enough, you will be able to leave such comments and to edit others' answers. –  msh210 Apr 1 '12 at 15:35
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