Fast Days

Listen to some of the Tisha B’Ab prayers chanted by Hazzan Rabbi Ira Rohde in our Spanish & Portuguese Minhag.

Performed by Rabbi Ira Rohde

This kinah (elegy) is sung on the morning of the Ninth of Ab. It is a bitter lament describing the uprooting and exile of the Jewish people from their homeland. In this recording, the kinah is sung by Rabbi Ira Rohde with a musical accompaniment composed and performed by him. The musical accompaniment is in the style of a medieval Spanish folksong from which the traditional  melody is likely derived. When sung in the synagogue the kinah is heard without any musical accompaniment.

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This document contains the evening service for the Fast of Ab. It was prepared by Lisa Rohde & Rabbi Ira Rohde.

This document has all the prayers, book of Lamentations, rubrics and instructions and transliteration of the communal responses; but it does not contain an English translation.

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Evening Service for the Fast of Ab excerpted from Isaac Leeser’s Sifte Tsadikim / Form of Prayers according to the custom of the Spanish & Portuguese Jews, Volume 6 – Fast Days (Philadelphia, 1838.)

This document contains the complete text of the prayers and Book of Lamentations, including an English translation for the evening service of the Fast of Ab.

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Word-Processed Version, in order normally used at Cong. Shearith Israel.

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