Bendigamos al Altisimo

Bendigamos al Altiisimo is a song sung by Spanish-Portuguese Jews (former Conversos) and Iberian Jews following the Judeo-Spanish tradition from Turkey. The tune that is used is also sung for the Shirat HaYam, the Song at the Sea recited during the Shabbat morning service.

It is in many ways an abbreviated Grace after Meals (Birkat HaMazon).

For another music video showcasing a Sephardic tune including a last verse in Ladino see Hamavdil.

Posted by Rabbi Juan Bejarano-Gutierrez, the director of the B’nei Anusim Center for Education, and author of What is Kosher?  Also, follow us on Crypto Jews in Dallas on Facebook.

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