Thursday, 24 January 2019

Ten Commandment Aseret HaDibrot Moroccan - עשרת הדיברות נוסח מרוקו



It's the climax of the entire Torah. The moment the world was created. The recital of the Ten Commandments in any synagogue is a special moment. In a Moroccan synagogue it's no different. More than that, the congregation has the custom to rise just as the hazan recites the holy words of the Aseret HaDibrot. For your listening pleasure, I have recorded the Ten Commandments in its entirety.

Monday, 21 January 2019

Torat Emet and Ashorer Shira - תורת אמת אשורר שירה



In honour of Parashat Yitro, the parasha where we read the Ten Commandments, I present to you two famous songs that we sing in honour of the Torah. These two songs are of the same maqam (sika) and compliment each other nicely. I sing them to many parts of the tefila. They fit with almost everything. In addition, these are great songs to sing at a Bar Mitzvah or at the Shabbat table.

El Adon Ashkenazi Melody - אל אדון נועם אשכנז

 This tune for El Adon comes from the famous Ashkenazi song "The little bird is calling" and has been adapted dozens of times to o...