Friday, February 8, 2019

Welcoming Shabbat with Adon Olam by Brazilian Singer Michoel Tavares


Alex Michoel Tavares is the new Jewish Music sensation in Brazil. His new single (cover) music video of Adon Olam was shot at the Synagogue Shaar Ha Shamayim in Belem, Para – Brazil.

Adon Olam (Hebrew: אֲדוֹן עוֹלָם‬; “Eternal Lord” or “Sovereign of the Universe”) is a strictly metrical hymn in the Jewish liturgy written in lines of eight syllables; more precisely, each line is composed of two segments of one yated and 2 tenu’ot, which indeed makes 8 syllables. It has been a regular part of the daily and Shabbat (Sabbath) liturgy since the 15th century.

Its authorship and origin are uncertain. It is often attributed, as least tentatively, to Solomon ibn Gabirol (1021–1058), who is known for his Hebrew poetry, but there is no solid evidence apart from the quality of this hymn and the language appears to be older. It has also been attributed to Rav Hai Gaon (939–1038) and even to the Talmudic sage Yohanan ben Zakkai. Although its diction indicates antiquity, it did not become part of the morning liturgy until the 15th century.

Enjoy and Shabbat shalom!

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1 comment:

  1. How beautiful to see a young Jewish man in a kippah, donning talis and tefillin and singing to Hash-m.Good Shabbos/Shabbat Shalom,Everyone

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