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Ahot Ketana -- Rosh Hashanah

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Ahot Ketana "Little Sister" is a poem by Abraham Hazan Gerondi (13th c.).  The Poem beautifully  expresses our wish to conclude the past year and its troubles and begin now the blessings of the new year.  This recording by our Hazan, Rabbi Ira Rohde, was made by the Miliken Archive of Jewish Music.  It is available commercially by Naxos on the album "Jewish Voices in the New World" for more information click here.  

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