The singing of the prayers in Algiers’ ritual

Performed by Zabulon Sebban (1911-1983)

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As a teenager, Zabulon Sebban followed the Rabbinic Seminary « Ets Haïm » of Algiers, and had as classmates the future great Rabbis Meyer Jaïs (Paris), and Simon Morali (Nancy then Nice). From his teachers, (the great Rabbi Dayan Isaac Hanoune, the great Rabbis Loufrani and Isaac Morali), he acquired a deep knowledge of the sacred texts, as well as a fondness for study.

Volunteer cantor from 1927 to 1961 at the Grand Temple in Algiers, then at the small synagogue in rue Sainte, he excelled in the traditional liturgy. Singing and teaching at the same time was what he did especially when he expressed, by silence or rhythm, a particular word (or even a syllable) in a sentence, which was particularly important for the best understanding of the prayer. His soft voice, warm and modulated, let us see the origins of the melodies: Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Algiers ...

26 Kéter du Moussaf – Tonalité solennelle
25 Kéter du Moussaf – Tonalité joyeuse
24 Kéter du Moussaf – Tonalité orientale
23 Kéter du Moussaf - Chabbat et fêtes – Tonalité nostalgique
22 Bénédictions après la lecture de la Haftara
21 Bénédictions avant la lecture de la Haftara
20 Les Ta amim
19 Paracha NASSO
18 Paracha des 3 Fêtes EMOR
17 Paracha MICHPATIM_Derniers versets
16 Paracha YITRO
15 Maphtir Paracha BECHALAH suivi du début de la Paracha YITRO
14 Paracha BECHALAH
13 Paracha VAYEH I
12 Paracha BERECHIT
11 TORAH TSIVA-LANOU
10 KADDICHE
9 BIRKAT COHANIM
8 KEDDOUSHA et AMIDA
7 BAREKHOU du YOTSER OR
6 KADDICHE
5 RIBON KOL-HAMA ASSIM
4 NICHMAT KOL H AÏ
3 VAYEVAREKH DAVID
2 HACHEM MELEKH
1 HACHEM MELEKH

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  • 1 HACHEM MELEKH

  • 2 HACHEM MELEKH

  • 3 VAYEVAREKH DAVID

  • 4 NICHMAT KOL H AÏ

  • 5 RIBON KOL-HAMA ASSIM

  • 6 KADDICHE

  • 7 BAREKHOU du YOTSER OR

  • 8 KEDDOUSHA et AMIDA

  • 9 BIRKAT COHANIM

  • 10 KADDICHE

  • 11 TORAH TSIVA-LANOU

  • 12 Paracha BERECHIT

  • 13 Paracha VAYEH I

  • 14 Paracha BECHALAH

  • 15 Maphtir Paracha BECHALAH suivi du début de la Paracha YITRO

  • 16 Paracha YITRO

  • 17 Paracha MICHPATIM_Derniers versets

  • 18 Paracha des 3 Fêtes EMOR

  • 19 Paracha NASSO

  • 20 Les Ta amim

  • 21 Bénédictions avant la lecture de la Haftara

  • 22 Bénédictions après la lecture de la Haftara

  • 23 Kéter du Moussaf - Chabbat et fêtes – Tonalité nostalgique

  • 24 Kéter du Moussaf – Tonalité orientale

  • 25 Kéter du Moussaf – Tonalité joyeuse

  • 26 Kéter du Moussaf – Tonalité solennelle

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