October 21, 2020 ~ Shabbat NOAH. SIGAH.

Shabuot

Shabuot: The Holiday of the Weeks- Pentecost

Introduction by Sam Catton

The Bringing of the First Fruits to the Temple
The Giving of the Torah at Sinai

This festival occurs forty-nine days after the exodus from Egypt. The positive commandments of this holiday are to bring the first fruits to the Temple in Jerusalem, to rejoice on that day; and to refrain from work.

Since this holiday coincided with the giving of the Law at Sinai, it is permeated with an unusually important content.

Our Sages consider this holiday as an extension of, and as the final day of Passover. All of the above indicates that the bringing of the first fruit can be done only in the Holy Land. Many of the Torah's commandments are contingent on living in the Land of Israel.

The custom of the Sephardic Communities is to stay awake the entire first night, and to recite the Law and the holy Zohar. On the first and second days of this holiday, it is our custom to read the Azharot of Ib'n Gabirol and the Book of Ruth.

We should be extremely joyous in knowing that on this day we were selected from all the nations to become His people. The immortal words of Saadiah Gaon remind us that our people is a nation only by the virtue of our Torah.

Shabuot, the festival of receiving our Torah, is observed on 6 Sivan.

Shabbat Kallah and 1 Shabuot Hazzanut Notes of Hakham Moshe Ashear from 1939.

Prayers

Section Pizmon Page Song CommentaryRecordings Application
Ruth 3007 R1 מגילת רות Maqam Hoseni.This book is read on Shabuot. Aleppo Codex- Ruth 1 Aleppo Codex- Ruth 2 Aleppo Codex- Ruth 3 Aleppo Codex- Ruth 4 G. Shrem
Haim Daya- Ruth 1
Recording
Max E Tawil- Ruth- Ch 1
Max E Tawil- Ruth- Ch 2
Max E Tawil- Ruth- Ch 3
Max E Tawil- Ruth- Ch 4
Haim Asriqi/ Salem Aisbeda, 1911- Ruth 1:1-3, Qohelet 1:1-5
Mickey Kairey- Ruth Chap 1
Azharot 2351 A4 אזהרות Solomon Ibn Gabirol Composed by Sephardic Poet H Solomon Ibn Gabirol. Recited on the Shabuot holiday. Day 1- Positive Commandments. Day 2- Negative Commandments. G. Shrem
Yosef Hamaoui - Naqdishakh
I Cabasso- Semehim
D Binker-Duek - Semehim
שמחים
Hoseni 430.2 568b ויהי בימי שפט השפטים From Megilat Ruth applied to Mimisrayim (Hoseni). G. Shrem
G. Shrem- Mimisrayim- Megilat Ruth
ממצרים
Tehillim 68 100 מזמור סח - מזמור לחג השבועות David Describes a time when God will scatter the enemies. Recited on the Shabuot festival. Aleppo Codex Max E Tawil
H Baruch Ben Haim
למנצח מזמור שיר
Azharot 2352 A25 כתובה למתן תורה Traditionally read when opening the Torah Ark on the first day of Shabuot. Maqam Hoseni. G. Shrem
Azharot 391.094 A2 אמון יום זה An introduction to the Azharot by Ribbi David Ben El'azar Baqoudah Yosef Hamaoui
G. Shrem
שועת עניים

Pizmonim

Section Pizmon Page Song CommentaryRecordings Application
Baqashot 32 40 'אנכי שמי ה David Dayan Maqam Hoseni Alluding to theTen Commandments. Hoseni. Archives
E. Menaged
E. Menaged 2
G. Shrem
Recording- Nahwand
Recording
Recording
אל ההודאות
Ajam 224 177 ינון שמו Matan Torah. Tabbush Manuscript G. Shrem
Yosef Hamaoui
I. Cabasso
G. Shrem
Recording
שועת עניים
Ajam 227 179 רועה נאמן הוא Raphael Tabbush The pizmon "Ro'eh Ne'eman Hu" (AJAM, page 179), translated as "Faithful Shepherd Is He," is a song associated with the festival of Shabuot. It is composed by H Rephael Antebi Tabbush (d. Cairo, 1918), and the acrostic of his name, "Raphael," is spelled out in the song's four stanzas. The melody of this pizmon is adapted from "Salam Affandina" (translated as "Salute of our Lord"); a melody composed by Giuseppe Pugioli. This melody is well known because it was Egypt's national anthem from 1871-1958. The theme of the pizmon is about receiving of the Torah and the importance of it. In the last stanza of this pizmon, it says "Learn from it (the Torah) day by day, and all your days, you will find peace." The song concludes by saying that the way of the Torah will "save you from troubles and your words [of prayer] will be listened to by God." According to the Hazzanut notes of H Moshe Ashear, this pizmon is traditionally used as the PIZMON SEFER TORAH on the first day of Shabuot. Tabbush Manuscript G. Shrem
Fule Yanani
I. Cabasso - Qaddish
G. Shrem
Recording
I Cabasso
כתר
Nahwand 285 220 אהלל ואביע Moses Ashear "Ahallel Veabia" (NAHWAND, page 220), a pizmon associated with the festival of Shabuot, is composed by H Moshe Ashear (1877-1940). There are fifteen stanzas in this pizmon; all rhyming with one another. The acrostic of the pizmon is "Anokhi Hashem Elohekha, Lo Tahmod Asher Lere'ekha" (אנכי ה׳ אלהיך לא תחמד אשר לרעך); referring to the first and tenth commandments, respectively. The melody of this pizmon is called “Izmir Sefasi”; named after Izmir, Turkey. This pizmon is a poetic rendition of the narrative in Exodus 19 and 20; the narrative that discusses Israel's preparation, receiving, and acceptance of the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai. The song concludes with a plea for God to listen to our prayers of returning the Jews to Zion so that they can live there in peace. The melody of this pizmon is traditionally applied to Halleluya (Psalm 150) on Shabuot, as well as on Shabbat Yitro and Shabbat Vaethanan. Ashear Manuscript I. Cabasso- Halleluyah
G. Shrem
G. Shrem
הללויה
Bayat 333 255 ידידי השכחת Matan Torah. Yosef Hamaoui
M Kairey
G. Shrem
Recording
קדיש
Bayat 350 268 'הללו את ה Moses Ashear Matan Torah. Ashear Manuscript Yosef Hamaoui
G. Shrem
I Cabasso
I Cabasso
Hoseni 408 334 דודי אתן דוד חזק Attiah Manuscript Mosseri-Kozli Manuscript Yabess Manuscript British Library Or. 10375 G. Shrem
E. Menaged
G. Shrem
Recording
Maury Blanco
קדיש
Hoseni 409 334 דעת ומזמה דוד חזק This pizmon, entitled “Knowledge and Discretion” (HOSENI, page 334), is a very sacred song in Aleppo tradition reserved for Matan Torah, the giving of the Ten Commandments. This song pre-dates most other pizmonim in our tradition; being older than 1850. The opening verse says “Knowledge, discretion, and words of wisdom; more than them, on the day Moses spoke; her (Wisdom’s) profit is greater than fine gold; this is the Law that Moses place.” There are a total of eight stanza’s in the original manuscripts; all ending with the word “Moshe,” and each phrase, containing rich biblical allusions, rhyme with one another. The acrostic of this pizmon, “David Hazaq,” indicates that the first name of the author is David, but his specific identity is unknownto us. The melody of the pizmon is from the Arabic song “Tazri Bel Ajafen,” and is only applied for Naqdishakh three times a year: Shabbat Yitro, Shabbat Kallah (the Shabbat prior to the Shabuot festival), and Shabbat Vaethanan. Attiah Manuscript Yabess Manuscript Abraham Sitehon Manuscript Mosseri-Kozli Manuscript Commentary on Pizmon British Library Or. 10375 Yosef Hamaoui
Fule Yanani
G. Shrem
G. Shrem
Recording
Recording
M Habusha
I Cabasso- Qedusha
M Kairey
D Binker-Duek
נקדישך
Hoseni 411 336 יה אשאל ממך ידידיה חזק אמץ Attiah Manuscript Mosseri-Kozli Manuscript I. Cabasso
Hoseni 420 342 יחיד ומיוחד G Shrem
כתר
Sigah 564 469 מי זאת עולה יפה-פיה מרדכי חזק In honor of the Torah. Alludes to the 10 Sefirot. Yabess Manuscript Mosseri-Kozli Manuscript G. Shrem
G. Shrem
Recording
Shabetai Laniado
ה' מלך
Hoseni 423 344 בחר דודי Raphael Tabbush Matan Torah. Lists the Ten Commandments. G. Shrem
Fule Yanani
G. Shrem
Recording
Hoseni 420.01 342a אלי בא זמן Haim S Aboud Maqam Kourd Arabic
Recording
H Obadia Yosef
2353 שמח בני חתן נעים בן פרת יוסף Maqam Hoseni Arabic melody: רקץ אל באן. Specifically applied to Nishmat on weeks related to Mattan Torah. Hamaoui Manuscript British Library Or. 10375 G. Shrem
Nishmat - Menaged
Nishmat - Menaged 2
G Shrem- Nishmat
R Elnadav- Nishmat
E Menaged- Nishmat
E Menaged- Naqdishakh
I Cabasso- Opening & Nishmat
DMB - Nishmat
נשמת

Pizmonim for the Shabuot festival according to Sassoon Manuscript #647, Aleppo, circa 1850.

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