Friday, June 17, 2016
Ramat Shalom is a modern Orthodox congregation in Naucalpan, a suburb of Mexico City. To celebrate its 25th anniversary this month, the congregation had a concert featuring Mexican operatic tenor Fernando de la Mora, who sang traditional Jewish songs in Hebrew and Yiddish, as well as liturgical chants.
Since we started Jewish Humor Central, we've posted 17 versions of Adon Olam, which is usually sung at the conclusion of the Shabbat morning service. But until now none has been sung to the melody of the Neapolitan song Funiculi, Funicula. It was written in 1880 to commemorate the opening of the first funicular cable car on Mount Vesuvius.
When we saw that this Adon Olam was on the concert program, we just had to share it with you, and what better day to share it than erev Shabbat.
So enjoy, and Shabbat shalom!
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