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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.

West 11th Street Cemetery

The West Eleventh Street cemetery, the second historic cemetery of Congregation Shearith Israel, was consecrated on February 27, 1805.  

1805
First Mill Street Synagogue

The little synagogue on Mill Street was the first structure designed and built to be a synagogue in continental North America. 

1730