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Omar Rabbi Elozor by Cantor Meyer Kanewsky and his choir (1919)

- December 5, 2012 in Audio, Audio: 1910s, Audio: Traditional, Cantor Meyer Kanewsky, collections, hebrew, jewish, Omar Rabbi Elozor, talmud

“Omar Rabbi Elozor” (In English: “Said Rabbi Eliezar”), performed by Cantor Meyer Kanewsky and his choir in 1919 for Edison Records. The lyrics are based on the last passage of Tractate Berakhot, from the Talmud, with a few repeats. The first line roughly translates as: “Said Rabbi Elazar, quoting Rabbi Chaninah, Scholars increase the levels of peace in the world”. Wikimedia Commons link Sign up to get our free fortnightly newsletter which shall deliver direct to your inbox the latest brand new article and a digest of the most recent collection items. Simply add your details to the form below and click the link you receive via email to confirm your subscription!