Monday, October 12, 2009

Reading Genesis Chapter 1 - different rites

Can you please direct us to recordings of the opening chapter of Genesis, creation of the world according to different Jewish rites?

The Library's Field Recordings from the Solomon Rowoswky Collection document recordings done in 1936 and 1938 in Eretz Israel. Rosowsky interviewed and recorded new immigrants and documented their liturgical chants. This collection was digitized and is available through The Library's Digital Library (

For the Yemenite tradition: performed by Shelomoh Hayim Kasar.

For the Kurdish tradition: performed by Barukh Shemu'el Mizrahi.

For the Babylonian tradition: performed by Yehezkel Batat.

For the Sefarad tradition in Jerusalem: There is no performer listed.

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