B'nei Anusim Center for Education

Bringing Together and Educating Descendants of Sephardic Conversos

Elohai Neshama-Bircat Shelomo Siddur

The Elohai Neshama, My G-d, the Soul… is chanted in the following video from the Bircat Shelomo Siddur. It is chanted in a melody from the Spanish -Portuguese tradition. This … Continue reading

April 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Model Ani in a Sephardic Melody

The Modeh Ani Lefanecha is the first “prayer” recited upon awakening. This version is sung in a Moroccan Melody and the two blessings that follow are also recited. My goal … Continue reading

March 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Vayikra-First-Aliyah-Spanish-Portuguese Tradition

This is the first aliyah of Parashat Vayikra chanted in the Spanish-Portuguese tradition. This is Leviticus 1:1-13.   Posted by Rabbi Juan Marcos Bejarano Gutierrez the director of the B’nei Anusim … Continue reading

March 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Order of the Pesach Seder in the Judeo-Spanish Tradition

This is another belated video for Passover. The order of the Pesach Seder is chanted in the Judeo-Spanish tradition. The language is Hebrew, but the custom reflects the tradition of … Continue reading

June 7, 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

Tzur Mishelo-Florence Tradition

This recording is the chorus of Tzur Mishelo. It is often sung before Birkat HaMazon (Grace after Meals) on Shabbat.  It is sung in the tradition of the Spanish-Portuguese Jews … Continue reading

November 12, 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