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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.

Maud Nathan

Maud Nathan (1862-1946) was founder and first President of the Sisterhood of Shearith Israel, established in 1896.  

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Seventieth Street Synagogue
1897