Thursday 30 November 2017

Ashir Shira VeZimra - Rabbi David Abuhatzeira - אשיר שירה וזמרה לכבוד רבי דוד אבוחצירא

Part of the Abuhatzeira dynasty, Rabbi David Abuhatzeira was one of the prominent sages of Morocco during the late 19th century and early 20th century. 
Facing lots of persecution at the time, it was told that the evil Moulay Muhammed overtook the throne and decreed that all Jews in the Tafilalet region shall die. Rabbi David prayed for the sake of the people and on the day that everyone was to be executed, he informed his people, that he will be the only one dying that day. As he predicted, the people of the region managed to convince Moulay Muhammed to spare the Jews and only kill the Rabbi of the town since the loss of Jews would me less taxes. Rabbi David Abuhatzeira was murdered on the 14th of Kislev, 5680 - - the 6th of December 1919 - al kiddush Hashem. 

This song, taken from the abundant Abuhatzeira poems in Yagel Yaakov, is in his honour. 
May the merit of Rabbi David Abuhatzeira protect all of Klal Yisrael, Amen.

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