Reb Shlomo was was syntheses of various leading rabbis taught and influenced and combined the different approaches of the the Lithuation tradition, Chasidut , Chabad, Rabbi Nachman and Rabbi Kook. It was the merging of these pillars that makes Reb Shlomo Message so unique and important today.
Reb Shlomo's songs and love of Shabbat are legendary . Reb Shlomo has literally enhanced the appreciation and love of Shabbat for tens of thousands of Jews .
There are so many stories about Reb Shlomo's concern for his fellow Jew and non Jew . It would appear that Rabbi Elizier Death Bed Message to his son - the future Baal Shem Tov was the Pillar of Reb Shlomo Ahavat Yisrael :
" Fear no creature ! Fear only G-d, the G-d of Heaven & Earth
Love every Jew dearly, no matter who and no matter where
Show ocncern, not comdemnation
Encourage Tehillim and divine praise
Uplift the sincere and the simple"
Shlomo was also one of the leading campaigners for the Jews of Russia.
Jerusalem, Israel & the Holy Soldiers
One of Shlomo Big Loves was Jerusalem - He called it the Headquaters of Yiddishkeit and his he composed many songs about Jerusalem.
He told many stories about the Holy soldiers and gave many concerts to the soldiers in the front lines, visited the injured.
The appreciation, respect and concern for the Soldiers combined with his deep love of Torah Learning is a so applicaple for the Israel of 2014 !!
As part of Reb Shlomo's performances he spoke of inspirational subjects, rooted in Hasidism and Kabbalah. Some of his teachings have been published by his students and appear alongside his recorded songs. Reb Shlomo spread the teachings of Chabad, Breslov, and popularized the writings of, among others, the Rebbe of Ishbitz, Mordechai Yosef Leiner, and Rebbe Kalonymus Kalman Shapira of Piasetzno.
He moving tales of yesterday were laced by his beautiful melodies.