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High Holiday Liturgy

Preview our powerful and unique Spanish and Portuguese liturgy for Rosh Hashanah and Kippur.

Ben Adam – High Holiday Selihot

Ben Adam – the opening poem of the Selihot service.  It is a call to awaken and prepare ourselves to ask God’s forgiveness. Performed by the late Reverend Abraham Lopes Cardozo. This recording is part of a 3 CD set published by the Shearith Israel League and available for purchase from the synagogue office.

Anna ke’Ab Zedoni – High Holiday Selihot

Seliha by Moses Ibn Ezra. Performed by Rev. Abraham Lopes Cardozo. Available for purchase from the synagogue office as part of a 3 CD set published by the Shearith Israel League.

Et Sha’arei Ratzon – Rosh Hashanah

Performed by Rev. Abraham Lopes Cardozo & Choir

Written by Judah ibn Abbas in the 12th century, this poem is a dramatic and emotional re-telling of the story of the binding of Isaac. It is performed here by Rev. Cardozo, of blessed memory, and the Shearith Israel Choir.

This recording was originally made in 1959 through the Tarry Memorial Fund of the Shearith Israel League. It was re-released as part of 3 CD set produced by the League in 2003. The Shearith Israel League is the civic and social arm of the congregation. This set is available for purchase at our online store, or, by contacting the Synagogue office.

Ahot Ketana — Rosh Hashanah

Ahot Ketana “Little Sister” is a poem by Abraham Hazan Gerondi (13th c.). The Poem beautifully  expresses our wish to conclude the past year and its troubles and begin now the blessings of the new year. This recording by our Hazan, Rabbi Ira Rohde, was made by the Miliken Archive of Jewish Music. It is available commercially by Naxos on the album “Jewish Voices in the New World” for more information click here.

Yah Shema’ – Kippur

This poem is sung as an introduction to the Selihot service at Minha on Kippur. It was written by the great Hebrew poet Yehudah haLevi in the 12th century. It is performed here by Rev. Abraham Lopes Cardozo and Choir.

This recording was originally made in 1959 through the Tarry Memorial Fund of the Shearith Israel League. It was re-released as part of 3 CD set produced by the League in 2003. The Shearith Israel League is the civic and social arm of the congregation. This set is available for purchase at our online store, or, by contacting the Synagogue office.

Adir Venaor – Kippur

Performed by Rev. Abraham Lopes Cardozo and Choir

This poem is one of the highlights of the Kippur service. It is an acrostic poem introducing the verses from Micah 7:18 “Who is a God like Thee, that pardons iniquity…”

This recording, featuring our late Hazzan, Rev. Abraham Lopes Cardozo and the Shearith Israel Choir, was originally made in 1959 through the Tarry Memorial Fund of the Shearith Israel League. It was re-released as part of 3 CD set produced by the League in 2003. The Shearith Israel League is the civic and social arm of the congregation. This set is available for purchase by contacting the Synagogue office.

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