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Posted By: Genie
14-Jan-08 - 08:23 PM
Thread Name: Hebrew/ Yiddish/ Ladino songs
Subject: RE: Hebrew/ Yiddish/ Ladino songs
Quote: [[ Jacob Bloom - As with any other Yiddish words, the pronunciation varies depending on where you were born.]]

Yes, but isn't that kind of true of just about any language? *g*

Some of my favorite Hebrew (Israeli) songs are:
Bashana Haba'ah
Dayenu (Passover song)
Ma'oz Tzur (Rock Of Ages) - Hanukkah hymn
(Ha-) Finjan
Yherushalayim Shel Zahar (Jerusalem Of Gold)
Hatikvah (Israeli nat'l anthem, I'm told)

My favorite Yiddish songs include:
Rozhinkes Mit Mandlen
Dona Dona
Tumbalalaika (above)
Alle Menchen Zeinen Brider (spelling?)
Sha! Stil! (The Rabbi is going to dance soon.) (I learned this from Theo Bikel.)
Die Mezhinke (My eldest [daughter] is betrothed)
Bai Mir Bistu Shön

And the only Ladino song I know by heart that isn't a Hanuka song is:
Los Bilbilicos (The Nightingales) - sung by The Weavers, among others