July 16, 2024 ~ Shabbat BALAQ. Maqam MAHOUR.

Abraham Ibn Ezra


Section Pizmon Page Song CommentaryRecordings Application
Baqashot 15 24 ארץ ורום Maqam Saba Saba. Discusses the seven days. Aharon Rahamim Hares Baqashot Manuscript, 1917 Archives
E. Menaged
D Binker-Duek
Baqashot 23 30 כי אשמרה שבת Maqam Saba Saba. A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 Aharon Rahamim Hares Baqashot Manuscript, 1917 E. Menaged
Ohabe Zion 1960
R Barzani- Semehim
Charlie Chehebar- Qaddish
I Cabasso- SABA- Semehim
Moshe Dwek - Nahwand melody
Moshe Dwek - Semehim (AJAM)
Baqashot 26 34 אליו מי הקשה Maqam Sigah Sigah. Aharon Rahamim Hares Baqashot Manuscript, 1917 Archives
E. Menaged
Ohabe Zion 1960
Baqashot 62 70 אגדלך אלהי Discussing the relationship between man and the Creator. There are many emotions here including the mortality of man. There is more than one melody to this song; According to H. Kaire, it could be in Sigah (melody: Adon Yahid Yasad), Nahwand (Atah El Kabir), other popular Nahwand tune, or Mehayar Bayat (Mamlekhot Ha'ares). Attiah Manuscript Yabess Manuscript Aharon Rahamim Hares Baqashot Manuscript, 1917 Archives
M Habusha
Ohabe Zion 1960
R Barzani- Naqdishakh
Moshe Dwek - Qaddish (Nahwand)
Mossaei Shabbat 72 81 אל אליהו There are many different melodies to this song. Eliyahu, who will be the announcer of the redemption will hopefully come on a Saturday night right after Shabbat and in zechut (merit) that we have observed the Shabbat. The pizmon ends in prayer. G. Shrem
G. Shrem
Sephardic Archives
M Habusha
D Binker-Duek
2107 בן אדמה "Ben Adama," or "Son of Earth," is considered one of the most sacred and thought-provoking hymns of the entire Sephardic liturgy. It is said to be composed by H Abraham Ibn Ezra (1089-1167) during the Golden Age of Spain. There is a tradition among Syrian Jews to sing this poem on the eve of Yom Kippur after Arbit. In addition, according to Aleppo sources, including H Moshe Ashear, it's melody is used for the Qaddish on Yom Kippur as well as Shabbat Shuba. "Ben Adama" is especially appropriate for Yom Kippur, because it is a composition of introspection of some of the existential aspects of life. In each of it's ten stanzas, the author describes one decade of a person's life. The general message of the poem is to take a step back from where you are in life and think about the different stages of your life. The last verse concludes "Happy is the man who considers himself to be a transient visitor," because all of us are only here for a short time, and once life is over, we should have no regrets. I. Cabasso
Haim Daya- Ben Adama
Haim Daya- Ben Adama Qaddish
Recording- Qaddish
G Shrem
Moshe Dwek - Qaddish
2129 514n לך אלי תשוקתי Opens the prayers on Yom Kippur Evening. Discusses confessions of a person and realizations that everything comes from Hashem. Ashear used this song for Semehim on Shabbat Shubah. Recording
M. Tawil
S Antebi