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Potpourri for Purim
 
 

Songs and Piyyutim

Purim Lanu, Barukh Asher Bahar Banu

Georgia
Pinhas Cohen and Congregation
Recorded by: Yaakov Mazor
Synagogue "Bet Abraham", Holon Purim 1988
Y 5629
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Greece, Halkis
Menashe Cohen
Recorded by: Amnon Shiloah
Halkis, 1970
Yc 277

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Yemen
Nissim Matari
Recorded by: Edith Gerson-Kiwi
Jerusalem, 1957
M(7) 23
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Korey Megilla Hem Yerannenu El El

Italy, Ancona
Raul Elya
Recorded by: Leo Levy
Milano, 1956
Y 158

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Mi Kamokha Ve Ein Kamokha

(For "Shabbat Zakhor"; Sabbath before Purim)
Greece, Corfu
Yoseph Vital
Recorded by: Amnon Shiloah
Volus, 1970
Yc 341

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Shoshannat Yaakov Tsahala Vesameha

Hassidim ,Wiznitz
(composed by Yitzhak Unger)
Choir
Recorded by: Yaakov Mazor
Beney Berak, at a Purim "tish". 1997
Y 6426
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La-yehudim Hayeta Ora Vesimha

Hassidim
Pesah Krishevsky and Elazar Anshin
Recorded by: Yaakov Mazor
Jerusalem, a wedding in Adar, 1988
Y 5628
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Mishenikhnas Adar Marbim Besimha

Hassidim
Pesah Krishevsky and Elazar Anshin
Recorded by: Yaakov Mazor
Y 5628
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Songs in Other Languages

Akh Ze Ha-yom Kiwwiti & Fate onore al bel Purim

Piyyut for Purim and a contemporary interpretation of a Jewish-Venetian Purim song set to the same melody. In Italian.
Italy, Livorno
Elio Toaff
Recorded by: Leo Levy
Rome, 1954
Y 134

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Fate onore al bel Purim
che lo merita in effetto
dico a voi altri bahurim
che cercate ogni diletto
non abbiate alcun sospetto
d’esser tenuti shikorim
Fate onore al bel Purim
su, su belle bahurot
fate torte e sinaini
voi zittelle e zeqenot
cuboletti e moscardini
questi son bei bocconcini 
per noialtri ne’arim
Fate onore al bel Purim
Honor the beautiful Purim
that truly deserves it
I say unto you, youthful ones
seeking pleasures 
Do not fear at all
of being considered drunkards
Honor the beautiful Purim
come on you charming young women
bake pies and sinaini
and you unmarried and older ones
other sweet delicacies
These are great treats
for us, the young ones
Honor the beautiful Purim 

 

Esta Noche de Purim

In Judeo-Spanish in a dialect of Spanish Morocco.
Morocco, Tetuan
Ester Rofe
Reucerdos Sefarditos, Sefarad LPS-001
Y 2042
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Esta Noche de Purim
Esta noche de Purim no duermen los haluiyim
haciendo alhaluinadas para las desposadas.
Vivas tu y viva yo y vivan todos los Judios
viva la reina Isther que tanto placer nos dio.
Aman antes que muriera llamo a su parentela
los puso a su cabecera un dia antes de Purim.
Y tu mi hijo Porata vende la ropa barata
y no hables con quien tratas en el dia de Purim.
Dalfon mi hijo segundo ansin tengas preto mundo
tuerto te vayas del mundo en el dia de Purim.
Calla tu Zereh la loca que hablar a ti no te toca
que por ti hicieron la horca y la estreno en Purim.
Y Shimshi el escribano se mataba con sus manos
no dejaba hueso sano en el dia de Purim.

 

Complas de Purim

A song for Purim meal telling the stories of the Megilla and describing the customs of the holiday Purim. The text reflects on a compilation of sources of different times.
In Judeo- Spanish
Greece, Salonika
Recorded by: Shoshana Weich –Shahak
NSA Studio, 1977
Yc 1188

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Alabar quiero al Dio
con taner y cante 
siendo El no piedrio
amistad avante
de hombre berbante
El nos escapo
y a Haman lo encapo 
en una paida
non topo fuida

kelal de este Purim
es de abrir las manos
diciendo Allah karim
e viva! Hermanos.
Coman endianos
sofrito y kebab.
cada uno su erbab
ordenen las mesas
sin haber manquezas.

se vistio la reina Ester
en el tracer dia
vestido de su color
que al oro parecia
con grande mancia
se fue ande el rey.
El rey, que la vido venir
piedrio su tino
a la color del vino.

Que es la tu venida, Ester,
que es la tu demanda?
Un convit’ quero hacer
en la tuya casa
con toda la compana
y Haman tambien
atambien quero comer
con ti en una mesa
viva tu grandeza!


 

Megillat Ester

Vayehi Bimey Ahashverosh

France, Alsace (Ashkenaz)
Moshe Katan
Recorded by: Avigdor Herzog
NSA Studio, 1975
Y 2711
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Persia
A group of Pilgrims
Recorded by David Goldfarb
Hamadan (Shushan), Mordekhay and Ester Tomb 
Purim 1970
Yc 1370
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Tunis, Djerba
Shalom Maymoni
Kol Yisrael collection, 1965
Yc 2654
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Yemen
Nissim Matari
Recorded by: Edith Gerson-Kiwi
Jerusalem, 1957
M 23 (7)
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Algiers, Oran
Meir Zini
Paris, 1966
Y 652
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Italy, Florence
Fernando Belgrado
Recorded by: Leo Levy
Florence, 1954
Y 138
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Sefaradim-Yerushalayim
Ezra Barnea
Recorded by: Yehuda Kaddari
Jerusalem, 1985
Y 5664
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Kurdistan
(Translated to Neo-Aramaic)
Rahamim Hudeda
Recorded by: Jacqueline Alon
Jerusalem, 1976
Y 2717
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Ahar Ha-Devarim Ha-Elle (Noise Makers)

Turkey, Izmir
Abraham Altalef and congregation
Recorded by: Shoshana Weich-Shahak
Yahud, 1984
Yc 2324
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Research and selection: Ruth Freed