Exploring “Shav’at Aniim”
Shav’at Aniim – Savior of the Poor
Psalms 38, music by Kobi Oz
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Saviour of the poor from the powerful
And the needy and the destitute from the thief.
The clamour of the poor shalt thou hear
You hearken to their faint cry
and bring them salvation
מַצִּיל עָנִי מֵחָזָק מִמֶּנּוּ
וְעָנִי וְאֶבְיוֹן מִגּוֹזְלוֹ
שַׁוְעַת עֲנִיִּים אַתָּה תִשְׁמַע
צַעֲקַת הַדַּל תַּקְשִׁיב וְתוֹשִיעַ
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To follow the guiding questions online, click here.
- This is a psalm that is recited every Shabbat as part of the morning prayers.
- The initial tune is from a traditional Moroccan melody, and is interwoven with the original melody of Kobi Oz.
- There is something noteworthy about the way a traditional Moroccan, Sephardi, Mizrachi tune eventually leads into the Ashkenazi sounds of a niggun (wordless tune) – a musical blending of traditions.