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Tehilim Chapter 1 - תהילים פרק א

Growing up, I would cherish the opportunity every Shabbat to recite this traditional, slow-paced melody to Tehilim. Originating in the Spanish cities of Morocco such as Tangiers and Tetouan, IMHO, I believe there is no sweeter version in the world. Think you've heard better? Feel free to send me an email with a recording. I'll be waiting.
Here is Chapter 1 for your listening pleasure. Our first installment of Tehilim Tuesday.


  1. better? no! almost as good. "nicest in the world" agreed! a close second would be Damascus Syrian, (note the kids zeal :-) ) must have been some 30 or so, years ago. מפי מפי עוללים ויונקים יסדת עוז


    1. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I love hearing children recite words of Torah or piyutim. Hazak!

  3. Yours is certainly beautiful by the way. You have a wonderful voice.

    1. Thanks for the kind words. I love Moshe Habousha. Such a clear voice and every syllable pronounced perfectly. Thank you for sharing.

    2. And that's the Iraqi way, not the Syrian way which I know he is well familiar with. I was fortunate enough to hear Habusha pray arbith in Brooklyn back in April.


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