May 30, 2017 ~ Shabbat NASO. Maqam SABA.

Yosef Hamaoui

Hacham Yosef (“Joe”) Hamoui founded the Ahaba ve Ahva community on 66th Street in Brooklyn after moving to the United States from Egypt in his 30s. As president of the synagogue, he had the talent of combining dedication and creativity. He succeeded in making a relatively smooth transition to the new environment with the help of his committee and father-in-law Hacham Halfon Safdie zt"l. In addition to keeping his schedule of Hazanut, Keria't HaTorah and learning, Hacham Yosef started spreading his teachings to all age groups of the community.
Many Bar Mitzvah students recall his patience and loving guidance in instruction.
Hacham Yosef and his wife were also known for his tremendous hospitality, hosting messengers from around the world seeking financial aid for their yeshivot.
Hacham Yosef also made his impact on other communities on the East Coast, including helping to establish a Sefaradi community in Boston in 1980.
Hacham Yosef passed away in May 1992.

 

Index of Recordings

Section Pizmon Page Song CommentaryRecordings Application
Baqashot 37 45 מלא פי שירה Raphael Tabbush Maqam Ajam Ajam. A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 Yosef Hamaoui
נקדישך
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 Yosef Hamaoui
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 Yosef Hamaoui
נשמת
Petihot 89 101 יודך כל Raphael Tabbush Maqam Nahwand Petiha Hamaoui Manuscript Yosef Hamaoui
Rast 114 111 אחבירה לך Y. Hamaoui
ואני תפלתי
Rast 120 114 אתה אל טוב Y Hamaoui
Rast 123 115 יה אל מגן Raphael Tabbush Hamaoui Manuscript Tabbush Manuscript Y Hamaoui
נשמת
Rast 124 116 אתה יודע Raphael Tabbush Y Hamaoui
נקדישך
Rast 125 116 רפא צירי Raphael Tabbush סימן רפאל. The melody is attributed to a Judeo-Spanish song titled "Triste vida" ("A Sad Life"). Prayers for the sick. Hamaoui Manuscript Tabbush Manuscript Y Hamaoui
אל ההודאות
Rast 130 119 הנה זה עומד Yosef Hamaoui
ממצרים
Rast 146 127 מגן ישעי Moses Ashear Wedding of Ezra Obadia Labaton. Circa 1920-25. Melody: "Trip a Trop a Tronjes." Performed again in over ten community synagogues when taking out the Torah on 7 December 2013, two days after the passing of Rabbi Ezra Labaton, spiritual leader of Congregation Magen David of West Deal, the grandson of Ezra Obadia Labaton. Ashear Manuscript Photograph of Rabbi Dr Ezra Labaton Yosef Hamaoui
שועת עניים
Rast 149 128 תען לשוני ותגיד Moses Ashear (Maqam Sigah). Ashear Manuscript Yosef Hamaoui
ממצרים
Rast 152 131 אמר לו גואלי Moses Ashear Ashear. In honour of the groom, Yosef Abraham Me'Eli HaKohen. Ashear Manuscript Yosef Hamaoui
Rast 167.03 142c אל עוזי בך NLevy Yosef Hamaoui- Qedousha
Yosef Hamaoui- Nishmat
נקדישך נשמת
Mahour 174 147 יחיד האל Raphael Tabbush Hamaoui Manuscript Tabbush Manuscript Yosef Hamaoui
קדיש
Ajam 201 165 ישא ברכה Raphael Tabbush This "Golden Song" was written in 1893 in honour of the Jerusalem induction ceremony of Hakham Yaaqob Shaoul Elyashar as Rishon Lesiyon. Tabbush trained two choirs to sings this song at that event. Songs contains allusions to the 10 Sefirot. Tabbush Manuscript Yosef Hamaoui
נשמת
Ajam 203 167 שיר אגיד Alludes to the ten sefirot that God used to create the world. Tabbush Manuscript Yosef Hamaoui
Yosef Hamaoui - Qaddish
שמחים
Ajam 205 168 מלך רחמן Raphael Tabbush In honor of student Moshe Ashaer on the occasion of his wedding. Moshe Ashear and Family Yosef Hamaoui
נשמת
Ajam 206 169 לעם חביב Maqam Sasgar Arabic: Sayed El Safti singing "Bid'i il Habib" in Maqam Geharka. Hamaoui Manuscript Yosef Hamaoui
קדיש
Ajam 214 172 אני לקראת Raphael Tabbush Engagement or Wedding. Yosef Hamaoui
ממצרים
Ajam 224 177 ינון שמו Matan Torah. Tabbush Manuscript Yosef Hamaoui
שועת עניים
Ajam 238 189 מפעלות אלהים חזו Moses Ashear Sam Franco. PS 62 song. Ashear Manuscript Yosef Hamaoui
Y Hamaoui - Keter
Y Hamaoui- El Hahodaot
אל ההודאות
Ajam 242 191 כל עת אליך Moses Ashear Maqam Girkah Naftali Tawil. Arabic is: "Tilet Yamahla Nourha". Ashear Manuscript Yosef Hamaoui
שמחים
Nahwand 268 211 תכון לעד Yosef Hamaoui
נשמת
Nahwand 275 215 אודך אודך Raphael Tabbush Tabbush Manuscript Yosef Hamaoui
שמחים
Nahwand 279 216 יחיד רם חי לעולם Isaac Abadi Dahab Turkish melody. Yosef Hamaoui
אל ההודאות
Nahwand 299.02 237b החיש לצירך Haim S Aboud Yosef Hamaoui
Bayat 305 240 יפת עין Ezra Attiah Siman "Yeshaya". Yeshaya is the name of his father. Usually sung at the birth of a baby girl when the father of the baby girl gets an aliyah to the Torah. Y. Hamaoui
נשמת
Bayat 333 255 ידידי השכחת Matan Torah. Yosef Hamaoui
קדיש
Bayat 346 266 אל מאד נעלה Moses Ashear Gindi. Shabbat Shemot. Also for weddings. The originating melody is a polka from Istanbul. Ashear Manuscript Yosef Hamaoui
שמחים
Bayat 350 268 'הללו את ה Moses Ashear Matan Torah. Ashear Manuscript Yosef Hamaoui
Bayat 358 276 אל דורשה נפשי Raphael Tabbush Tabbush Manuscript Yosef Hamaoui
ממצרים
Bayat 362 278 אל נעלה רפא Moses Ashear Eli Ashear Bar Misvah. Kislev 1929. Leaflet Yosef Hamaoui
קדיש
Bayat 372 292 דברי שירתי- מגן בעדי Moses Ashear In honor of birth of Moshe Ashear's grandson. December 10, 1937. Shrem Manuscript Leaflet Yosef Hamaoui
ראו בנים
Azharot 391.094 A2 אמון יום זה An introduction to the Azharot by Ribbi David Ben El'azar Baqoudah Yosef Hamaoui
שועת עניים
Mehayar-Bayat 396 322 מזיוך תנהיר עלי Moses Ashear Bar Misvah of Sion Nasar, son of Shemuel and Sanyar Nasar. Allusions to these names are in text. "San Yar", the mother's name, is divided into two words. Ashear Manuscript Yosef Hamaoui
Y Hamaoui- Pizmon
Hoseni 409 334 דעת ומזמה דוד חזק Matan Torah. There are many allusions in this pizmon to verses in the "Eshet Hayil". There are many hints here about the secrets of Torah. Attiah Manuscript Yabess Manuscript Abraham Sitehon Manuscript Mosseri-Kozli Manuscript Commentary on Pizmon Yosef Hamaoui
נקדישך
Rahawi Nawah 436 359 אמונים ערכו שבח אהרן כהן Rahawi. Mahzor Aram Soba. Passover. Mahzor Aram Soba 1527 Abraham Sitehon Manuscript Yabess Manuscript A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 Yosef Hamaoui
שמחים
Rahawi Nawah 439 361 מי ימלל Mordechai Abadi Shabbat Bo. Passover. Abraham Sitehon Manuscript Yosef Hamaoui
ממצרים
Rahawi Nawah 441 365 דר רומה Shabbat Vayera. A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 Yosef Hamaoui
אל ההודאות
Saba 501 415 חיש משגבי Raphael Tabbush Purim Hamaoui Manuscript Tabbush Manuscript Yosef Hamaoui
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 Yosef Hamaoui
Sigah 555 460 אלי צור ישועתי David Yaacob Pardo Purim. Part of a much larger song. Discusses Purim and has many allusions to the story. Sassoon Manuscript #647 Yosef Hamaoui
נקדישך
Sigah 556 462 אל עושה נקמה Purim Hamaoui Manuscript Tabbush Manuscript Yosef Hamaoui
אל ההודאות
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 Yosef Hamaoui
שמחים
Sigah 558 465 תם ונשלם Raphael Tabbush Purim Shir Ushbaha, 1921 Yosef Hamaoui
ממצרים
Hijaz 594 492 רנו גילו Raphael Tabbush Purim. The pizmon opens up in happiness and calling for the rest of the world to recognize the miracle of Purim. The pizmon describes the miracles in the megillah. The middle of the pizmon talks about the hard times that Haman put the Jews through, but the pizmon ends with happiness; calling for the Messiah and the rebuilding of the Temple. Tabbush Manuscript Yosef Hamaoui
Yosef Hamaoui - Qedusha
נקדישך
Berakhot ברכות 531 ברכת קידושין ואירוסין Maqam Ajam Wedding Ceremony. Mahzor Aram Soba 1527 Y Hamaoui
2193 74 קדיש Maqam Baqashot Y Hamaoui- Ajam
Y Hamaoui - Bayat
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. Yosef Hamaoui - Naqdishakh
שמחים
מקרא משלי Maqam Sigah Maqam Sigah (but different than Torah). Portions of this book are read during services. Some have a custom of reading this book during Shabuot. The passage "Eshet Hayil," read on Friday night Kiddush, is from this book. Y. Hamaoui
Esther 3021 E1 אסתר פרק א Tiqun Esther Chapter 1 Hamaoui- Chapter 1
Esther 3022 E3 אסתר פרק ב Tiqun Esther Chapter 2 Hamaoui- Chapter 2
Esther 3023 E6 אסתר פרק ג Tiqun Esther Chapter 3 Hamaoui- Chapter 3
Esther 3024 E7 אסתר פרק ד Tiqun Esther Chapter 4 Hamaoui- Chapter 4
Esther 3025 E9 אסתר פרק ה Tiqun Esther Chapter 5 Hamaoui- Chapter 5
Esther 3026 E11 אסתר פרק ו Tiqun Esther Chapter 6 Hamaoui- Chapter 6
Esther 3027 E12 אסתר פרק ז Tiqun Esther Chapter 7 Hamaoui- Chapter 7
Esther 3028 E13 אסתר פרק ח Tiqun Esther Chapter 8 Hamaoui- Chapter 8
Esther 3029 E16 אסתר פרק ט Tiqun Esther Chapter 9 Hamaoui- Chapter 9
Esther 3030 E19 אסתר פרק י Tiqun Esther Chapter 10 Hamaoui- Chapter 10
Pentateuch 4081 P442 סדר שמות הטעמים Names of the Ta'amim. Hamaoui- Esther
4086 N3 כי לה' המלוכה The pieces of prayers that are sung chanted in the different maqamat. Y Hamaoui- Ajam
4097 N10 שמחים Light musical style. Cornerstone of the prayers. Typically used to announce upcoming holiday. Yosef Hamaoui- Ajam Semehim
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