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Background on the Song
Based on Klezmer Institute Data Base of a 1913 Recording in Ukraine. By reintroducing it in New Mexico, we have renamed it the Sandia Nigun.
Shevet Achim Nign
"Sheves Achim Nigun - (Wordless Melody)" (2016) by Joey Weisenberg and the Hadar Ensemble - YouTube
A nigun composed by Joey Weisenberg.
Mozi’s Nigun with the SWF Singing Core.
(3) mozi's nigun - Bing video
This nigun composed by Joey Weisenberg which also can serve as a melody for the Kabbalistic prayer, “Ana Ba’cho’ah”, of Kabbalat Shabbat.
A nigun composed by Joey Weisenberg while walking on the banks of the Gowanus River in Brooklyn.
Words spoken by the prophet, Jeremiah. The melody is a bit newer and composed by Joey Weisenberg. This beloved wedding song (with its many versions) is the one most ofter sung when couples are lifted up in chairs.
Diane Chodorow’s Sim Shalom
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The song comes from the end of the Shabbat morning Amidah. It petitions God for peace for the Jewish people and (in newer versions) for the whole world.
L'eila (Kaddish) - Joey Weisenberg - YouTube
A new song with a beautiful interpretation of a section of the Kaddish.
Havdallah ritual p. 119-210
Havdallah in Hebrew means to differentiate. It marks the symbolic ending of the Sabbath day. The actual end of Shabbat occurs when one recites a special blessing in the liturgy of the evening service proclaiming the end of the Sabbath. Havdallah has many commentaries and interpretations. One of the best commentaries is in Larry Hoffman’s My Jewish Prayerbook series with Jewish Lights Press.
Hineh El Yeshuati 118
Introductory paragraph to Havdallah.
A longstanding Jewish custom is to sing Elijah the Prophet as part of the Havdallah ritual. This expresses a hope that the Messiah will come in the upcoming week. Elijah is a personification of hope in Jewish tradition and has a prominent symbolic presence at Brit Milah (ritual circumcision), the Passover Seder (The Cup of Elijah), among others rituals and occasions.
Hamavdil ben Hodesh lchol
Lichvod Hemdat Levavi 122
Another beloved melody associated with Havdallah.
A Havdallah melody from the Yemenite Jewish tradition. To see it done in a Yemenite household, click on the link with Ofra Haza, the late Israeli singer, who was filmed singing it with her Yemenite family in Israel.