June 13, 2024 ~ Shabbat NASO. Maqam SABA.

Esther - מגילת אסתר


Dedicated by David Matouk Betesh in honor of his ancestors in each generation named "Esther"

  • Great Great Great Grandmother- Esther Kredi Shrem (mother of Flora/Simbol Shrem)
  • Great Great Grandmother- Esther Dushey Shasho (mother of Rachel Shasho Gemal)
  • Great Grandmother- Esther Levy Zeitouni (mother of Captain Maurice D Zeitouni)
  • Grandmother- Esther Gemal Betesh (mother of Mitchell D Betesh)
  • Mother- Estelle Zeitouni Betesh (my mother)
  • Sister-in-Law- Esther Leventer Betesh (married to brother Sauly Betesh)

The Scroll of Esther, named after the famous Jewish hero, Esther, is traditionally read on the Purim Festival (14-15 Adar), a time of recognizing that at any given moment, the tables can turn, a major calamity can be averted, and anguish can suddenly turn into joy.

Whereas the majority of the Purim Pizmonim are in Maqam Sigah, the Megillat Esther cantillation of the Syrian Jews is conducted in Maqam Saba Mouhayar (or some say Maqam Rast), whereas the Iraqi Jews read the Megillah in Maqam Sigah.

Index of Pizmonim

Pizmon Page Song CommentaryRecordings Application
3009 מגילת אסתר Maqam Saba-Mouhayar. Read on Purim. G. Shrem
Rabia - from Syria
3020 E1 מגילת אסתר Tiqun Esther Ch 1 Tiqun Esther Ch 2 Tiqun Esther Ch 3 Tiqun Esther Ch 4 Tiqun Esther Ch 5 Tiqun Esther Ch 6 Tiqun Esther Ch 7 Tiqun Esther Ch 8 Tiqun Esther Ch 9 Tiqun Esther Ch 10 H Baruch Ben Haim- Full Reading
Max E Tawil- Esther
H Obadia Yosef- Iraqi Sigah chant
Eddie Mishaan- Full Reading
E Azrak- Full Megillah
H Mourad Maslaton- 1945- Full
M Kairey - Full
D Binker-Duek
Moshe Dwek (first eight verses)
Menahem Salem
Eli Cabasso: Megillat Esther sample
3021 E1 אסתר פרק א Tiqun Esther Chapter 1 G Shrem- Sample Verses
Recording- Chapter 1
Hamaoui- Chapter 1
Max E Tawil- Chapter 1
Habusha- Ch1
M Kairey- Chapter 1
3022 E3 אסתר פרק ב Tiqun Esther Chapter 2 Max E Tawil- Chapter 2
Hamaoui- Chapter 2
M Kairey- Chapter 2
3023 E6 אסתר פרק ג Tiqun Esther Chapter 3 Hamaoui- Chapter 3
Max E Tawil- Chapter 3
M Kairey- Chapter 3
3024 E7 אסתר פרק ד Tiqun Esther Chapter 4 Hamaoui- Chapter 4
Max E Tawil- Chapter 4
M Kairey- Chapter 4
3025 E9 אסתר פרק ה Tiqun Esther Chapter 5 Hamaoui- Chapter 5
Max E Tawil- Chapter 5
M Kairey- Chapter 5
3026 E11 אסתר פרק ו Tiqun Esther Chapter 6 Hamaoui- Chapter 6
Max E Tawil- Chapter 6
M Kairey- Chapter 6
3027 E12 אסתר פרק ז Tiqun Esther Chapter 7 Hamaoui- Chapter 7
Max E Tawil- Chapter 7
M Kairey- Chapter 7
3028 E13 אסתר פרק ח Tiqun Esther Chapter 8 Hamaoui- Chapter 8
Max E Tawil- Chapter 8
M Kairey- Chapter 8
3029 E16 אסתר פרק ט Tiqun Esther Chapter 9 Hamaoui- Chapter 9
Max E Tawil- Chapter 9
M Kairey- Chapter 9
3030 E19 אסתר פרק י Tiqun Esther Chapter 10 Hamaoui- Chapter 10
Max E Tawil- Chapter 10
M Kairey- Chapter 10