Zemirot: Shabbat Table Songs

Customs

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Kabbalistic Poems Recited Before Kiddush: Atkinu Seudata & Azamer Bishvochin

Kabbalistic Poems Recited Before Kiddush: Atkinu Seudata & Azamer Bishvochin

This post includes both audio recordings and the Aramaic, English and transliterated texts of two poems that are often recited before

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Zemirot – An Introduction

Zemirot – An Introduction

The word ‘zemer’ (plural – ‘zemirot’) actually means ‘song’ in Hebrew.  It has become the word used almost exclusively to

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Psalm 23

Psalm 23

The following article outlines the place of Psalm 23 in Shabbat liturgy in various communities, as well as a literary analysis

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Yom Zeh Le-Yisrael

Yom Zeh Le-Yisrael

This classic zemer, whose first four stanzas were written by Isaac Chandali in 15th- century Crimea, was later expanded and

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Miscellaneous

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Fountainheads Shabbat

Fountainheads Shabbat

A musical parody by the Ein Prat Fountainheads, http://foheads.com. Follow us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/Fountainheads Twitter: http://twitter.com/fountainheads A volunteer project by

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Jewbilation – “The Sound of Shabbos”

Jewbilation – “The Sound of Shabbos”

Here is Jewbilation singing the catchy Simon and Garfunkel tune adapted for Shabbat. Rate this post

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Music

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Kabbalistic Poems Recited Before Kiddush: Atkinu Seudata & Azamer Bishvochin

Kabbalistic Poems Recited Before Kiddush: Atkinu Seudata & Azamer Bishvochin

This post includes both audio recordings and the Aramaic, English and transliterated texts of two poems that are often recited before

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Menucha Ve-simcha

Menucha Ve-simcha

Often printed as the first of the Friday night repertoire of table songs (zemirot), this composition of unknown origin praises

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Yah Ribon Olam

Yah Ribon Olam

This song, usually grouped among those for Friday night, is a Shabbat favorite even though its content is not Shabbat-specific.

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