December 16, 2018

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A Yemenite psalm for Simhat Torah

http://jewishrefugees.blogspot.com/2018/09/a-yemenite-psalm-for-simhat-torah.html

The climax  of the High Holidays is Simhat Torah, when Jews rejoice at  having been given the Torah – the five books of Moses. It marks the end of the Torah reading cycle. They will begin all over again with the first chapter of Genesis.

It is customary to chant Mi Pi El (from the mouth of the Lord)  while dancing around the synagogue – or in the street – with Torah scrolls.

There are many different versions of Mi Pi El. Here is a Yemenite version by the famous performers  Meydan Tasa and Zion Golan.

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