Yiddish Passover Songs: Versions from Vilna Area


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מה נשתנה: די פיר קשיות

Má Nishtáne: Di Fír Káshes

 

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אחד מי יודע: און איינער איז דאָך גאָט

Ékhod mi yoydéya: Un Éyner iz dokh Gót

 

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חד גדיא

Khád Gádyo

These versions were recorded by Yiddish poet Menke Katz (1906-1991) from his memories of Passover sdórim in Mikháleshik, Svintsyán and Svir in the Vilna area.

Menke Katz’s songbook is available free online in both digital form (with full side-by-side Latin letter transcription), thanks to a project by Phyllis Katz and Edward M. Katz), as well as in the original handwritten manuscript, with illustrations by Rivke Katz, put together for the 1985 Oxford Summer Programme in Yiddish Language and Literature.

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