B'nei Anusim Center for Education

Bringing Together and Educating Descendants of Sephardic Conversos

Mizmor L’David: Psalm 23 in the Judeo-Spanish Tradition

The following is my recording of Psalm 23 (Mizmor L’David) which is sung as part of the Shabbat liturgy, as a zemer (song) on Shabbat, and by some during the … Continue reading

June 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mah Nistanah in the Sephardic Syrian Tradition

I had intended to post this before Passover, but better late than never. This version of the Mah Nishtanah is chanted in the Sephardic tradition of the Syrian Jewish community. … Continue reading

May 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ya Vendra- Spanish-Portuguese Pizmon

  Ya Vendra is a pizmon (Song) sung by Spanish and Portuguese Jews. It was originally written in Tangiers but the song rose to prominence in the middle of the … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

Shabbat Shalom- Spanish Moroccan Tradition

The following short song is a version of Shabbat Shalom sung in Spanish-Moroccan tradition. In the aftermath of the riots of the late 14th century and throughout the 15th century … Continue reading

December 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Jewish Prayer-Tehillat Adonai-תְּהִלַּת יְהוָה,

The Shacharit service (morning service) in the Spanish-Portuguese tradition begins with the last line of the Ashrei, Psalm 145. The English reads, “My mouth shall speak the praise of the … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Tzur Mishelo-Sephardic Tradition

Tzur Mishelo is a zemer/piyut sung on Shabbat after a meal and closely follows the Birchat Hamazon, Grace after Meals. I hope you enjoy this Sephardic version sung by me. … Continue reading

September 9, 2015 · 1 Comment