August 12, 2020 ~ Sh REEH. M: BAYAT or RAST.

Eliahou Menaged - אליהו מנגיד מדמשק

1890-1964

Born in Aleppo, Eliahou Menaged studied with Rabbi Raphael Tabush and other expert musicians of his day, in the art of Hazzanut, Maqamat, Baqashot, and Pizmonim. He became a master in his own right. He emigrated to America as a young man, and served as cantor and teacher for over half a century.  He was exceptionally generous in officiating on many occasions, especially on Shabbat and holidays. 

He prayed daily at Knis Betesh on 64th Street in Brooklyn and, by day, made a living in a small factory where he made sheets and pillow cases.  He had an excellent business reputation and a keen sense of humor.

His students include Mickey Kairey, Isaac J. Cabasso, as well as Rapahel Y. Elnadav and Gabriel A. Shrem.

Index of Recordings

Section Pizmon Page Song CommentaryRecordings Application
0 E Menaged Full Selihot (1952)
Baqashot 1 8 אל מסתתר Abraham Maimom Maqam Hoseni Opening song of the Shabbat Baqashot. Hoseni. "El Mistater" is an allusion to Isaiah 45:15. A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 Aharon Rahamim Hares Baqashot Manuscript, 1917 E. Menaged
Baqashot 2 9 למענך ולא לנו Maqam Bayat This song discusses redemption. Bayat. Aharon Rahamim Hares Baqashot Manuscript, 1917 E. Menaged
Baqashot 3 10 יאמר נא ישראל Israel Najara Maqam Rahawi Nawah Each verse ends with word "yom" (day). Nawah. A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 Aharon Rahamim Hares Baqashot Manuscript, 1917 E. Menaged
שמחים
Baqashot 4 12 ימותי קלו Israel Najara Maqam Sigah Sigah. Job 9:25. Aharon Rahamim Hares Baqashot Manuscript, 1917 E. Menaged
Baqashot 5 14 אנא הושע Israel Najara Maqam Sigah Sigah. Aharon Rahamim Hares Baqashot Manuscript, 1917 E. Menaged
Baqashot 15 24 ארץ ורום Abraham Ibn Ezra Maqam Saba Saba. Discusses the seven days. Aharon Rahamim Hares Baqashot Manuscript, 1917 E. Menaged
Baqashot 19 28 אור עליון Eliahu Hamaoui Maqam Bayat Bayat. Written by H Eliahou Hamaoui (1840-1915) for H Eliahou Dahab. Bayat. Aharon Rahamim Hares Baqashot Manuscript, 1917 E. Menaged
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Baqashot 20 28 עורו שירו שיר Ezra Attiah Maqam Saba The acrostic on "Ouru Shiru" spells Ezra Hazak. The last line also bears the name of his father "Chazak...nechamot Yeshaya" ... Chai gam Ataya (Attia). Saba. Ezra Attia Manuscript Aharon Rahamim Hares Baqashot Manuscript, 1917 E. Menaged
שמחים
Baqashot 21 29 יום זה שירו Mordechai Abadi Maqam Mehayar-Bayat This song (MEHAYAR / RAHAW, page 29), considered the most popular of the Baqashot collection, is composed by the great rabbi H Mordekhai Abadi (1826-1884) of Aleppo, Syria. Other compositions by H Abadi can be found in "Dibre Mordekhai" (Aleppo, 1873). Although the acrostic is “Yosef Binyamin Hazaq," H Abadi's name is hinted to in the song. The theme of the song is to encourage the people to enjoy the Shabbat by singing to God. According to the chorus, the Sabbath is special because it is a time of rest from work, and it is our inheritance to be happy on this very blessed day. Throughout the 5 stanzas, there are many allusions to verses from the Tanakh. The final verse is a charge to strengthen those in the community who wake up pre-dawn to sing the Baqashot; reminding them “these are your lives to reach strengths and to dwell in the courtyards in the House of God." Besides for singing this during the Baqashot, this song is also customarily heard on the table during the Shabbat meal. A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 Aharon Rahamim Hares Baqashot Manuscript, 1917 E. Menaged
Baqashot 22 30 יום קדוש ומבורך Raphael Tabbush Maqam Saba Petiha (introduction) written by H Rephael Tabbush (1830-1918). Saba. Tabbush Manuscript Aharon Rahamim Hares Baqashot Manuscript, 1917 E. Menaged
Baqashot 23 30 כי אשמרה שבת Abraham Ibn Ezra Maqam Saba Saba. A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 Aharon Rahamim Hares Baqashot Manuscript, 1917 E. Menaged
שמחים
Baqashot 24 31 אשתבח בתהלות Abraham Sitehon Maqam Iraq Maqam Iraq. Written by H Abraham Sittehon (?-1816). Aharon Rahamim Hares Baqashot Manuscript, 1917 E. Menaged
שמחים
Baqashot 26 34 אליו מי הקשה Abraham Ibn Ezra Maqam Sigah Sigah. Aharon Rahamim Hares Baqashot Manuscript, 1917 E. Menaged
Baqashot 28 35 יום זה לישראל Isaac Luria Maqam Mehayar-Bayat Mehayar-Bayat. Aharon Rahamim Hares Baqashot Manuscript, 1917 E. Menaged
שמחים
Baqashot 29 37 יודוך רעיוני Israel Najara Maqam Rahawi Nawah Rahawi Nawah. Aharon Rahamim Hares Baqashot Manuscript, 1917 E. Menaged
Baqashot 30 37 יה מסי כבין רחמנא אסי כביהון לעם דנא David Yaaqob Pardo Maqam Mehayar-Bayat Aramaic. Mehayar-Bayat. Nawah. Mosseri-Kozli Manuscript Aharon Rahamim Hares Baqashot Manuscript, 1917 E. Menaged
בפי ישרים
Baqashot 31 39 יודוך מלך Mordechai Abadi Maqam Rahawi Nawah Written by H Mordekhai Abadi (1826-1883). Rahawi Nawah. Aharon Rahamim Hares Baqashot Manuscript, 1917 E. Menaged
אל ההודאות
Baqashot 32 40 'אנכי שמי ה David Dayan Maqam Hoseni Alluding to theTen Commandments. Hoseni. E. Menaged
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אל ההודאות
Baqashot 33 41 עורי נצורה Menashe Sitehon Maqam Rahawi Nawah Nawah. Written by H Menashe Sittehon (?-1876). Alludes the different Amidah of Shabbat blessings (Arbit, Shaharit, Musaf, and Mincha). By Menashe Sitehon. In honor of Ezra Rabia. Rahawi Nawah. Aharon Rahamim Hares Baqashot Manuscript, 1917 E. Menaged
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ראו בנים
Baqashot 34 42 רם אור גדול Raphael Tabbush Maqam Rahawi Nawah Written by H Rephael Tabbush (1830-1918). Rahawi Nawah. Tabbush Manuscript A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 Aharon Rahamim Hares Baqashot Manuscript, 1917 E. Menaged
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נשמת
Baqashot 34.9 43 מזמור שיר ליום השבת Each verse chanted in a different maqam. During the Baqashot session, this is an opportunity to insert pizmonim within the appropriate maqam. E Menaged
Baqashot 41 48 אני אספר Mordechai Abadi Maqam Rast Written by H Mordekhai Abadi (1826-1883). Discusses the 39 Melakhot (forms of work prohibited on Shabbat). Rast. A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 Aharon Rahamim Hares Baqashot Manuscript, 1917 E Menaged
שמחים
Baqashot 42 51 מהללך ורוב גדלך Mordechai Abadi Maqam Rast Written by H Mordekhai Abadi (1826-1883). Lists the seven heavens. Rast. A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 Aharon Rahamim Hares Baqashot Manuscript, 1917 E Menaged
נשמת
Baqashot 43 52 משמים שלום לעם Mordechai Abadi Maqam Rast Written by H Mordekhai Abadi (1826-1883). Rast. A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 Aharon Rahamim Hares Baqashot Manuscript, 1917 E Menaged- Naqdishakh
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נקדישך
Baqashot 49 57 יודוך כל המיחלים David Kassin Maqam Saba Written by H David Kassin (1789-1877). Saba. A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 Aharon Rahamim Hares Baqashot Manuscript, 1917 E. Menaged
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Baqashot 52 60 יום ליום אודה Israel Najara Maqam Sigah Sigah. A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 Aharon Rahamim Hares Baqashot Manuscript, 1917 E Menaged
שועת עניים
Baqashot 56 65 מה נעים נאוה Maqam Sigah Written by H Mordekhai Abadi (1826-1883). Sigah. Aharon Rahamim Hares Baqashot Manuscript, 1917 E. Menaged
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Petihot 82 98 יפה קול ומטיב נגן Israel Najara Petiha Attiah Manuscript E. Menaged
Petihot 83 98 יסמר שערת בשרי Israel Najara Petiha E. Menaged
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Petihot 86 100 יומם וליל Raphael Tabbush Petiha Hamaoui Manuscript E. Menaged
Petihot 87 100 יחיד צור שוכן ערבות E. Menaged
Petihot 89 101 יודך כל Raphael Tabbush Petiha Hamaoui Manuscript E. Menaged
Petihot 90 101 ראשית לא ככל ראשית Raphael Tabbush Petiha Hamaoui Manuscript E. Menaged
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Petihot 93 102 יום ליום Raphael Tabbush Petiha Hamaoui Manuscript Tabbush Manuscript E. Menaged
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Petihot 95 102 יה עדתי E. Menaged
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Petihot 96 103 רבים רדפוני E. Menaged
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Petihot 103 105 לבי במזרח Yehuda HaLevi E. Menaged
Petihot 105 106 בן אדם E. Menaged
Petihot 105.01 106a יפה נוף Yehuda HaLevi E. Menaged
Rast 108 109 חנון מרום Raphael Tabbush Shabbat Bereshit. Hamaoui Manuscript Tabbush Manuscript E. Menaged
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פזמון
Rast 110 110 ידך עשת Raphael Tabbush Hamaoui Manuscript Tabbush Manuscript E. Menaged
Rast 113 111 ינהג לי Raphael Tabbush E. Menaged
Rast 119 114 אל יבול עלי From the Arabic piece: "ElBolbol Gani Weqalli". E. Menaged
קדיש
Rast 125 116 רפא צירי Raphael Tabbush Refa Siri is a special composition written by H Raphael Tabbush A"H. The melody is attributed to a Judeo-Spanish song entitled "Triste Vida" (A Sad Life). The song has an acrostic of "Refael" and has been viewed as a prayer for good health. The first stanza of the song recognizes God as the ultimate doctor and healer. The song also contains a prayer for God to open the gates of mercy and to send freedom to our nation. The pizmon was used by H Moshe Ashear A"H (d.1940) for the PIZMON SEFER TORAH in 1940 for Shabbat Vayera because Abraham is thought to have been recovering from the Berit Mila at the opening of the perasha. Hamaoui Manuscript Tabbush Manuscript E. Menaged
אל ההודאות
Rast 127 117 חי הזן לכל תמיד Raphael Tabbush In honor of the wedding of Tabbush's student, Hayyim Tawil. E. Menaged
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קדיש
Rast 128 118 רצה שירי Raphael Tabbush E. Menaged
Rast 129 118 יאיר יזרח Shalosh Regalim. E. Menaged
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Rast 130 119 הנה זה עומד E. Menaged
ממצרים
Rast 135 121 מה נעים החתן Raphael Tabbush Hatan. Hamaoui Manuscript Tabbush Manuscript A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 E. Menaged
ממצרים
Rast 144 125 מימים ימימה Moses Ashear Ashear Manuscript E. Menaged
שועת עניים
Rast 145 126 יה שמע תפלה Moses Ashear Ashear Manuscript E. Menaged
Rast 146 127 מגן ישעי Moses Ashear This pizmon, "Magen Yish'ee" (RAST, page 127), is composed by H Moses Ashear (acrostic: Moshe Hazaq), in honor of the wedding of Mr Ezra Obadia Labaton In Brooklyn, NY, circa 1920-25. The melody of this song is from the Dutch folk song entitled "Trip a Trop a Tronjes." As the melody sounds, this is a very happy song that celebrates the occasion of a wedding in the Labaton family. The last stanza contains a reference to H Mordekhai Labaton (1780-1869); the great Aleppian Rabbi and patriarch of this family. The last stanza also contains a prayer to return to the sanctuary of the Temple and to rebuild the city of Zion (Jerusalem). This melody is commonly applied to Shav'at Aniyim on weeks of Maqam RAST. On December 7, 2013, two days after the passing of Rabbi Ezra Labaton, Rabbi of Congregation Magen David of West Deal and the grandson of the individual mentioned above, this song was used as the PIZMON SEFER TORAH in over ten community synagogues as a tribute to the Rabbi. Ashear Manuscript Photograph of Rabbi Dr Ezra Labaton E. Menaged
שועת עניים
Rast 147 127 מלך שוכן Moses Ashear Ashear Manuscript E. Menaged
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Rast 148 128 יחיד אל נורא Moses Ashear Ashear Manuscript E. Menaged
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Rast 149 128 תען לשוני ותגיד Moses Ashear (Maqam Sigah). Ashear Manuscript E. Menaged
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ממצרים
Rast 150 129 יה תן לי חנא Moses Ashear Italian melody. Should be Sigah. For the groom, David Abraham Sutton. Ashear Manuscript E. Menaged
שועת עניים
Rast 151 130 מלכי לעם איתני Moses Ashear For the Hatan (groom), David Abraham Sutton. Ashear Manuscript E. Menaged
כתר
Rast 152 131 אמר לו גואלי Moses Ashear Ashear. In honour of the groom, Yosef Abraham Me'Eli HaKohen. Ashear Manuscript E. Menaged
Rast 153 131 מבשר אתן Moses Ashear In honour of the groom, Yosef Abraham Me'Eli HaKohen. Ashear Manuscript E. Menaged
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Rast 167.02 144a אנא יה רם Raphael Tabbush E. Menaged
Mahour 171 146 רצה נא Raphael Tabbush Salah Abd ElHai singing the Arabic "'Ishna WeShofna". This includes a Sama'i and Mawal. In 1939, Ashear used the pizmon Resseh Na on page 146 for Qaddish. E. Menaged
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קדיש
Mahour 184 152 ידידי אמרו Raphael Tabbush Arabic is "Fouadi Amro 'Agib," in Maqam Mahour, sung by the great Sheikh Yousef El Manyalawi. In 1936, Hakham Moshe Ashear used this for Qaddish of Perashat Toledot. E. Menaged
קדיש
Mahour 185 153 אל בחסדך גאלנו Raphael Tabbush Hamaoui Manuscript Tabbush Manuscript E Menaged
נשמת
Mahour 186 153 נעימה לי Moses Ashear Eli S Haddad. Ashear Manuscript E. Menaged
שועת עניים
Mahour 189 155 מלכי צורי יה ידידי Moses Ashear Ezra Obadiah HaKohen. Same tune as the Syrian National Anthem of prior to 1936. Ashear Manuscript E. Menaged
Sasgar 200 163 אסיר ביוקשי Raphael Tabbush Assir El 'Eshq: In 1906, Daoud Hosni was granted the first prize at the Musical Congress in Paris, for the composition of his famous hit "Assir El' Eshq" أســير العــشـق. It is a song that still thrills enthusiasts of Middle-Eastern Music. E Menaged
קדיש
Ajam 205 168 מלך רחמן Raphael Tabbush Melekh Rahman (AJAM, page 168), or "Merciful King," is considered the ultimate wedding song. It was composed in Aleppo, circa 1897, by H Raphael Tabbush (d. 1918), for his close student, H Moshe Ashear (d. 1940), in honor of his wedding to Salha, the daughter of Mr Yaaqob Shamah. The acrostic is "Moshe" and names of family members (Moshe, Yaaqob, Shaol, Simha, Shelomo) are alluded to. The melody is from the Arabic song "Doom Ya Zaman." There are three stanzas in this song. The first two stanzas are from the point of view of the community; asking God to save the nation, and also to join in the happiness of the Hatan and Kallah on their wedding day. The third stanza, however, is from the view of the Hatan; asking to be blessed with the Blessing of Abraham. For Shabbat Vayesse, this melody can be applied in the prayers for Nishmat. The pizmon can be associated with this perasha, because we read about Jacob's wedding. Moshe Ashear and Family Manuscript E. Menaged
נשמת
Ajam 206 169 לעם חביב Maqam Sasgar Arabic: Sayed El Safti singing "Bid'i il Habib" in Maqam Geharka. Hamaoui Manuscript E. Menaged
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קדיש
Ajam 220 175 אל מלא הנחסר El Male Hanehsar (AJAM, page 175) is a pizmon for the Pesah festival. This song, most probably composed by H Raphael Antebi Tabbush (d. 1918), has the acrostic of God’s name; first the word אהי״ה and then also the name יהו״ה. The song, which starts with “God, who fills the emptiness,” continues to list His attributes and how it relates to the Pesah festival; freeing His nation, settling them, etc. As a result of this kindness, the people give praise to Him (Hallel) and offer him the Pesah sacrifice. The second verse of the song does not allude to Pesah, but rather the day to day life of relying on God; calling out to Him; asking Him not to hold His hand back or delay from performing miracles, because the morning is coming and we, His chosen nation, need help right away. The melody of this song can be applied to El Hahodaot or Rau Banim for services in Maqam AJAM in close proximity to Pesah. E. Menaged
אל ההודאות
Ajam 234 186 מי יספר חסדי האל Moses Ashear Hedaya. Alludes to the Ten Sefirot that God used to create the world. It's melody is taken from the 1888 Princeton University song called "The Orange and the Blue." Ashear Manuscript Leaflet E. Menaged
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נשמת
Ajam 254 203 יאריך ימים על ממלכתו ישראל בן משה Shabbat Shofetim, because it mentions the blessing of longevity for a new king. Attiah Manuscript Abraham Sitehon Manuscript Mosseri-Kozli Manuscript E. Menaged
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נשמת
Nahwand 259 207 לנרי ואורי Raphael Tabbush Hanukkah. E. Menaged
שועת עניים
Nahwand 260 207 אל אבי מחסדך Raphael Tabbush E. Menaged
נשמת
Nahwand 266 210 לעיר חנה דורשה דודי Raphael Tabbush E. Menaged
נשמת
Nahwand 274 214 יה נחלה המצחה Raphael Tabbush E. Menaged
קדיש
Nahwand 283 219 מה נעמו Moses Ashear Moshe Ezra Shrem. Ashear Manuscript E. Menaged
Nahwand 284 220 מלך רם Moses Ashear The pizmon “Melekh Ram” (NAHWAND, page 220), which translates as “Exalted King,” is a very popular song composed by H Moshe Ashear (acrostic: משה). It was composed in honor of the wedding of Mr. Joseph Ezra Tawil (alluded to in the third paragraph). Prominently mentioned in this song are Joseph’s three brothers: Abraham, Shaul, and Mordekhai Tawil; distinguished leaders of Congregation Magen David of Bensonhurst in the 1920’s. This individual, Joseph, ended up moving permanently to Mexico for business opportunities. In this song, we praise God for being the “Exalted King,” and we ask Him to send a savior and redeemer to his chosen nation. We also ask for God to raise our fortunes (with many happy occasions such as weddings) and return His children to their borders so that they can sing and praise Him for all eternity. The melody of this is from a “Chopin March." This melody is popularly applied to Shav’at Aniyim when praying in Maqam NAHWAND. Ashear Manuscript Photograph of Shaul, Joseph and Abraham Tawil E. Menaged
שועת עניים
Nahwand 289 225 מה עצמו Moses Ashear Wedding of Selim and Nizha Gindi. Photograph is courtesy of David Catton, grandson. Ashear Manuscript Photograph of Selim and Nizha Gindi E. Menaged
קדיש
Nahwand 290 225 מאמר ותחנון Moses Ashear Wedding of Selim and Nizha Gindi. Photograph is courtesy of David Catton, grandson. Classic song in Maqam Nawa-athar. It is a DOR by the name Ya Qamar Dar El 'Oyoun and this version is sung by Laure Dackashe. (Lor Dakash) Ashear Manuscript Photograph of Selim and Nizha Gindi E. Menaged
Bayat 309 242 אני אגיד בקהל עם זו Arabic: Ahd El Ekhewwa. DOR in Maqam Bayat. E. Menaged
Bayat 319 246 מעזי אז כלה קץ Raphael Tabbush “Mauzi,” or “My Fortress” (BAYAT, page 246), is a song that is very popular. H Raphael Tabbush is likely the author of this pizmon, but this is uncertain. The melody of this song is from the Arabic song “Baladi Askara Min Araf il Lama.” This song is associated with the Shalosh Regalim festivals due to a brief reference to them. The melody of this pizmon is typically applied to Shav’at Aniyim for weeks of Maqam BAYAT. Despite this being a song for the most happy of holidays, this song is actually very sad. It asks why has God abandoned us and why has the Messiah not yet arrived? It describes how our enemies have taken over our vineyards and have killed us. The climax of the song, “Al Damam,” describes how “my tears fall on their blood" (the blood of fellow Jews) and how our tears are enough to fill rivers. The four verse piece concludes with an open question: “Where has my Beloved gone; to Whom I rejoice three times a year?” Commentary on Pizmon E. Menaged
שועת עניים
Bayat 321 247 שא לזנוחך E. Menaged
Bayat 345 265 מלך צור עולמים Moses Ashear Pre 1928 for Hebrat Qehal Qadosh Agudath Ahim. חברת אגודת אחים / Hebrath Agudath Ahim / The oriental Hebrew Aid Society and Congregation, 87 Eldridge Street, New York. Ashear Manuscript E. Menaged
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Bayat 349 267 הודך Moses Ashear Wedding of Ezra S Tawil. Song is a mixture of Bayat and Hijaz. Ashear Manuscript E. Menaged
נקדישך
Bayat 356 274 אל חי שוכן Moses Ashear Maqam Kourd Paragraph 1 can be applied to El Hahodaot and Paragraph 3 can be applied to Qaddish. Appropriate for Shabbat Re'eh. Arabic is sung by Daoud Hosni. Ashear Manuscript E. Menaged
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שמחים
Bayat 358 276 אל דורשה נפשי Raphael Tabbush Tabbush Manuscript E. Menaged- Mimisrayim
ממצרים
Bayat 379 299 אני לו אשיר Moses Ashear Continuation of previous song. Abdel Wahab song EL NIL NAGASHI. The section that Menaged is using is minute 2:40 through 4:20 of the Arabic song. In the pizmon it's from the 5th line on page 300 (Malkekh Yinhar) until the 12th line (El Ahoub Yahel Lah). Leaflet E. Menaged
שועת עניים
Mehayar-Bayat 392 319 מגן ועזרה Moses Ashear Shames wedding. Alludes to the Ten Sefirot. E. Menaged
Mehayar-Bayat 393 320 עירי בנה Moses Ashear E. Menaged
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Mehayar-Bayat 398 324 מלכי יוצרי Moses Ashear Composed by H Moshe Ashear in honor of the wedding of Ezra Moshe and Nahmo Azar Cohen, on February 25, 1925. Photographs courtesy of descendents Jack and Ezra Azar. Ashear Manuscript Wedding of Ezra and Nahmo Azar 2-25-1925 Photograph of Ezra Moshe and Nahmo Azar E. Menaged
שועת עניים
Mehayar-Bayat 402 328 ידידי יה נפשי טהר Arabic is "Gadedi Ya Nafsi," sung by Saleh Abd El Hai. Maqam Hoseni. Ashear Manuscript E. Menaged
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Mehayar-Bayat 404 329 מנת חבלי Moses Ashear Franco. E. Menaged
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Mehayar-Bayat 406 331 מלך הדור Moses Ashear Maqam Kourd Wedding of Isaac Haim Massri; March 20, 1934. Leaflet E Menaged- Shavat
קדיש
Hoseni 407 333 משמחי לב Each stanza ends with the name "David." Attiah Manuscript Abraham Sitehon Manuscript E. Menaged
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קדיש
Hoseni 408 334 דודי אתן דוד חזק Attiah Manuscript Mosseri-Kozli Manuscript Yabess Manuscript British Library Or. 10375 E. Menaged
קדיש
Hoseni 416 339 יה חסדך גלי Raphael Tabbush Aseret Yeme Teshuba. E. Menaged
שועת עניים
Ashiran 431 354 אני אשיר שיר Ezra Moshe Soued E. Menaged
שועת עניים
Saba 452 375 עליון רם גדול Ezra Attia Manuscript British Library Or. 10375 E. Menaged
נשמת
Saba 453 376 יהלל לאל נורא Raphael Tabbush Acrostic 'Yizhak'. Tabbush Manuscript E. Menaged
נשמת
Saba 477 393 אלי תמוגג Raphael Tabbush E. Menaged
ה' מלך
Saba 487 401 תדד שנת עיני E. Menaged
Saba 488 402 רחום דל דאגי מני Raphael Tabbush E. Menaged
כתר
Saba 489 403 קומי יונה Israel Najara E. Menaged
Saba 509 425 אל מוכתר בכתר Moses Ashear פיוט על סדר אלף בית אומרה- Alludes to 10 Sefirot. Ashear applies this tune often to Naqdishakh. Ashear Manuscript E. Menaged - Nishmat
נשמת
Sigah 515 432 יצו האל יעקב עבדי Alludes to the 10 Sefirot. Attiah Manuscript Yabess Manuscript Abraham Sitehon Manuscript British Library Or. 10375 E. Menaged
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נשמת
Sigah 517 434 ראש פעלי Arabic: Eshfa'ouli. Sung by Muhammad Salim. E. Menaged
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קדיש
Sigah 518 435 אתה מרום Shalosh Regalim. Not clear if should be classified as Sigah. Some say Maqam Kuzam. Tabbush Manuscript E. Menaged
קדיש
Sigah 519 436 יום יום אל שדי יצחק חזק Attiah Manuscript Yabess Manuscript Abraham Sitehon Manuscript Mosseri-Kozli Manuscript E. Menaged
נשמת
Sigah 520 436 עורי כלה Acrostic: Ezra. British Library Or. 10375 E. Menaged
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נקדישך
Sigah 522 438 מלך רם ונשא Moshe Ashkenazi Tabbush Manuscript British Library Or. 10375 E. Menaged
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פזמון
Sigah 523 439 את כלה Alef-Bet. Tabbush Manuscript British Library Or. 10375 E. Menaged
קדיש
Sigah 524 441 יתברך שם האל E. Menaged
Sigah 525 441 אשיש אל בך This song is a DOR and the name in Arabic is 'Aziz Hobak. E. Menaged
קדיש
Sigah 526 442 אנא הישר Raphael Tabbush Hamaoui Manuscript Tabbush Manuscript E. Menaged
Sigah 528 443 אל יצרני לעמל Raphael Tabbush Maqam Awj-Oj E. Menaged
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נשמת
Sigah 533 445 יה אוחיל Raphael Tabbush Maqam Awj-Oj Hamaoui Manuscript Tabbush Manuscript E. Menaged
Sigah 535 446 עזר היו לי E. Menaged
Sigah 536 447 אדיר ונורא Tabbush Manuscript E. Menaged
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קדיש
Sigah 554 459 אברך את אלעזר Maqam Iraq Purim. This is the first pizmon that Gabriel A. Shrem has learned. Attiah Manuscript Sassoon Manuscript #647 Abraham Sitehon Manuscript Mosseri-Kozli Manuscript Shire Zimrah, Algiers, 1889 A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 E. Menaged
שמחים
Sigah 555 460 אלי צור ישועתי "My God, the Rock of my Salvation; Why have you abandoned me?" is a translation of the first line of the pizmon "Eli Sur Yeshuati" (SIGAH, page 460); considered the flagship song of Purim. The author of this pizmon is said to be H David Yaaqob Pardo, although the acrostic written in the older manuscripts is "Asher Ben Yaaqob Hazaq." The song featured in most current pizmonim books is incomplete- only containing 5 stanzas; corresponding to the first five letters of the alphabet (אבגד״ה). In Aleppo manuscripts from before 1850 (such as Sassoon #647), however, this song has more stanzas. This song, consisting of references from Megillat Esther, contains rhyming sequences within each verse. The thing in common in each stanza is that the last verse always starts with the word "Chai" or life; proclaiming that despite all the hardships that we go through, this is life and God keeps us alive. This melody is applied to Naqdishakh on Shabbat Zakhor and on Purim. Sassoon Manuscript #647 E. Menaged
נקדישך
Sigah 557 464 אור גילה Raphael Tabbush Purim. A song of praise and thanksgiving for God's deliverance of the Jews from Haman. The pizmon, by Refael Antebi (19th century), has allusions to the Megillah as well its midrashim. The Jews got saved from the evil decree after prayers. Shir Ushbaha, 1921 A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 E. Menaged
אל ההודאות
Sigah 565.03 472a אליך דודי אקרא Shir Ushbaha, 1921 E. Menaged
Hijaz 574 478 רבת שבעה Raphael Tabbush High Holidays. Borrows the melody of the Spanish song "Mis Hermanos" ("My Brothers"). Tabbush Manuscript E. Menaged - Qaddish
נקדישך
Hijaz 583 484 מהונך תעשר Tabbush Manuscript E. Menaged
Hijaz 584 484 אתוהי כמה רברבין Raphael Tabbush This pizmon (HIJAZ, page 484), whose title translates as "How Great Are His Signs," is written by H Raphael Tabbush. This song is unique in that it is one of our shortest pizmonim (only 20 words; 10 words in each of the two stanzas), and it is one of the only ones to be written in Aramaic. The melody is from the Arabic song "Ahwa Al-Ghazal Al Rabrabi," and can be transcribed into Nishmat or Naqdishakh. The opening words of this song are based on Daniel 3:33. After seeing how God saves Hanania, Mishael, and Azaria from the burning furnace, Nebuchadnessar praises God, 'How great are His signs! How mighty are His wonders! His kingdom is everlasting, and His dominion is over every generation!' The first stanza describes how God's glory is displayed through His miraculous signs. Although both Israel and the angels sing praises to God, it is Israel that God favors, because according to the Talmud (TB Hullin 91b), the angels only start praising God in the Heavens once Israel initiates the praises down on Earth. E. Menaged
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נשמת
Hijaz 585 485 רוכב עבים Raphael Tabbush Shemini Asseret. E. Menaged
שועת עניים
Hijaz 589 488 עליון ונאדר E. Menaged
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כתר
Hijaz 590 488 אור הנעלם א''ב Tabbush Manuscript E. Menaged
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כתר
Hijaz 591 490 שמח נפשי Shelomo Hazaq Arabic is : Qado Kal Mayas. E. Menaged
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ממצרים
Hijaz 592 490 ראה בחלשי Raphael Tabbush E. Menaged
Hijaz 594 492 רנו גילו Raphael Tabbush This pizmon (HIJAZ, page 492), composed by H Raphael Antebi Tabbush, is a song written for Purim. Unlike other Purim songs, most of which are in Maqam SIGAH, this song is classified as Maqam HIJAZ; a maqam typically reserved for sad occasions. The acrostic of this piece is "Raphael Hazaq," and consists of 5 stanzas; corresponding to the letters of the author's name. Each stanza is followed by the chorus which begins with the words "Zekher Sadiq Yarum Hodo" etc. The song opens on a happy note ("Proclaim joy and rejoice all creations"); calling onto all the creations of the world to recognize the miracle of Purim. The middle of the pizmon is about the hard times and suffering that Haman put the Jews through ("the enemy conspired to be the head"). The last stanza ends on a hopeful note; calling for the Messiah and the rebuilding of the Temple so that we can offer sacrifices again. The melody of this song is applied to either Naqdishakh on Purim or Keter on Shabbat Zakhor. Tabbush Manuscript E. Menaged
נקדישך
Hijaz 605 501 אל השב Moses Ashear Same melody as page 491. Ashear Manuscript E. Menaged- Full Shaharit
Kippur 612.11 511b ודוי הגדול- מצות לא תעשה Vidoui (Confessions) for Yom Kippur; recited in Arbit and Shaharit. Negative Commandments. Composed in Aleppo. E Menaged Selihot 1952
2115 514r יה שמך ארוממך Yehuda HaLevi Rosh Hashana---Meant to be a Reshut for the Kaddish of Yosser---Meant to recognize the greatness of Hashem. E Menaged
קדיש
Selihot 2135 S2 לך אדני הצדקה Different pizmonim melodies to be transposed to this piece according to Sassoon Manuscript #647: אלהי אל תדינני, המבורך, אוחילה לאל, חביב אללה אליהו, במוצאי יום מנוחה, המרחם, ה' יום לך, בעוד לייל E Menaged Selihot 1952
Selihot 2198 S19 עננו E Menaged Selihot 1952
Selihot 2225 582 סליחות Benayahu #131 (Jacob R Mishaan, 1780) E Menaged Full Selihot (1952)
2260 עלוז יעלזו חסידים עזרא Maqam Sigah This pizmon was written by Ezra Attia in honour of Hazzan Hakham Shelomo Sitehon Didia Salama Rabia Ouri. Song for Purim. Ezra Attia Manuscript Shir Ushbaha, 1921 E. Menaged
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 Nishmat - Menaged
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נשמת
Selihot 2374 S14 ה' מלך Different pizmonim melodies that can be applied to Hashem Melekh in Selihot according to Sassoon Manuscript 647: אחות קטנה, חזקו וגילו מאחות קטנה, לך אלי תשוקתי, ה' בקול שופר, ה' בוקר, עת שערי רצון, שואף כמו עבד, שפעת רביבים, כל ברואי מעלה ומטה, יום זה לישראל, שבעה שחקים, יה עוז התאזר, יודו הגיוני, תרומם בת E Menaged Selihot 1952
4086 N3 כי לה' המלוכה E. Menaged- Bayat
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4094 N4 נשמת Pillar #1 of Shaharit. Heavy musical style. E Menaged- Nishmat Ajam
4096 N7 אל ההודאות Light musical style. E Menaged- Rast
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