Chad gadya, a Passover song

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Last of the three Seder songs of Passover, Chad gadya is a cumulative song (each verse recalls the one before) which puts in parallel the fate of an innocent baby goat and the fate of the Jewish people. According to a traditional Jewish teaching, the kid represents the Jewish people that God (the father) received through Moses and Aron (the two silver coins). The successive persecutors would be Assyria (the cat), Babylone (the dog), Persia (the stick), Macedonia (fire), Rome (water), Saracens (the cow), and the Crusaders (the butcher). Turcs, who occupied the Holy Ground until 1917, would be represented by the Angel of Death, the story ending with the return of the Jews in Israel with the help of divine grace.

Traditionally, this song, originally in Aramaic, is sung also in the various Jewish dialects (Judeo-Alsacian, Yiddish, Comtadine, Judeo-Spanish, Judeo-Arab...).

Learn more on the three Passover songs : Adir hu, Echad mi yodea and Chad gadya
Learn more about the Passover holiday

Had gadya (Extrait) - Tradition ashkenaze
Had gadyo (Extrait) - Ashkenaze judeo alsacien - Michel Heymann
Chad Gadyoh (Extrait) - Ashkenaze yiddish - Moshe Koussevitzky
Chad Gadya - Ashkenaze yiddish - Nira Gal
Chad Gadya in Yiddish - Zemiros Group
Had gadia - Cantes judeo espagnol - Coll. Yitshak Levy
Had gadia (Extrait) - Cantos Judeo Espanoles de Marruecos
El cavritico - Judeo-espagnol Salonique Grece - Coll. Leon Algazi
Had Gadia (Extrait) - ladino -Yehoram Gaon
Had gadya (Extrait) - rite sfardi yerushalmi - Ezra Barnea
Had gadya (Extrait) - rite lybien
Had gadya (Extrait) - rite marocain - Idan Toledano
Had gadya (Extrait) - rite tunisien - Nathan Cohen
Had gadya (Extrait) - rite italien Corfou
Had gadia (Extrait) - rite comtadin - Adolphe Attia
Had gadia (Extrait) - rite italien - 21 Le Baroque Nomade
Had gadya (Extrait) - Chava Alberstein

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  • Had gadya (Extrait) - Tradition ashkenaze

  • Had gadyo (Extrait) - Ashkenaze judeo alsacien - Michel Heymann

  • Chad Gadyoh (Extrait) - Ashkenaze yiddish - Moshe Koussevitzky

  • Chad Gadya - Ashkenaze yiddish - Nira Gal

  • Chad Gadya in Yiddish - Zemiros Group

  • Had gadia - Cantes judeo espagnol - Coll. Yitshak Levy

  • Had gadia (Extrait) - Cantos Judeo Espanoles de Marruecos

  • El cavritico - Judeo-espagnol Salonique Grece - Coll. Leon Algazi

  • Had Gadia (Extrait) - ladino -Yehoram Gaon

  • Had gadya (Extrait) - rite sfardi yerushalmi - Ezra Barnea

  • Had gadya (Extrait) - rite lybien

  • Had gadya (Extrait) - rite marocain - Idan Toledano

  • Had gadya (Extrait) - rite tunisien - Nathan Cohen

  • Had gadya (Extrait) - rite italien Corfou

  • Had gadia (Extrait) - rite comtadin - Adolphe Attia

  • Had gadia (Extrait) - rite italien - 21 Le Baroque Nomade

  • Had gadya (Extrait) - Chava Alberstein

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