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Bakashot Lech Lecha Yotzer Miyado - בקשות לך לך יוצר מידו

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Who knew that the famous song of Yotzer Miyado has its origins in our Bakashot.
I record it in two tunes. The first tune is the traditional bakashot tune. Half way down I switch the tune to the more popular version that is sung by many Sepharadim today.
It can be used to sing Shavat Aniyim, Rau Banim, El Adon and other quatrain songs.

Bakashot Bereshit Yedid Nefesh - בקשות בראשית ידיד נפש

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In honour of the first week of Bakashot, in which there is always a tune of Yedid Nefesh sung at its onset, here is the famous Yedid Nefesh for Parashat Bereshit.
I sing this tune to either Rau Banim or Kedusha.

Shemini Atzeret - Tikun HaGeshem - שמיני עצרת תיקון הגשם

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In one of the more powerful prayers of the year, the Jewish world begins mentioning rain in their daily prayers beginning Musaf on Shemini Atzeret. The Moroccan version of this prayer is truly beautiful.

Shemini Atzeret - Ani Letzur Geoni - שמיני עצרת אני לצור גאוני

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This piyut in honour of Shemini Atzeret is the same tune as LaEl Adom VeTzah which is sung on Pesah. I sing this piyut on the night of Shemini Atzeret and I follow it with Kadish.


Sukka Velulav

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This is the most classic song sung during the Holiday of Sukkot. I record it to two melodies: Moroccan and Yerushalmi.
One can use this tune for any quatrain during the Tefila as it goes with pretty much all parts of the prayer service.

Sukka Velulav Moroccan Melody



Sukka Velulav Yerushalmi Melody

Haftarot Shemini Atzeret and Simhat Tora - הפטרות שמיני עצרת ושמחת תורה

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Haftara Shemini Atzeret (Outside of Israel)
Haftara Simhat Tora