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Gerushim - Tisha B'Ab Morning

Performed by Rabbi Ira Rohde

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This kinah (elegy) is sung on the morning of the Ninth of Ab.  It is a bitter lament describing the uprooting and exile of the Jewish people from their homeland.  In this recording, the kinah is sung by Rabbi Ira Rohde with a musical accompaniment composed and performed by him.  The musical accompaniment is in the style of a medieval Spanish folksong from which the traditional  melody is likely derived. When sung in the synagogue the kinah is heard without any musical accompaniment.

Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

In 1776, several British soldiers desecrated two of Shearith Israel’s Torah scrolls.

1776
Liberty Bell Rimonim

These Rimonim, modeled after the American Liberty Bell, were commissioned by the Congregation in honor of Judge Edgar J. Nathan Jr.

1961