Rabbi Meir Eleazar Atiya

Moroccan-Israeli paytan, researcher and teacher

The Jewish Music Research Centre of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem mourns the passing of Rabbi Meir Eleazar Atiya on Shabbat Zakhor, March 16, 2019,  after four years of severe illness and pain. No other date could have been more symbolic for his death, as this Shabbat marks the end of the bakkashot season according to the Moroccan tradition, of which Rabbi Atiyah was one of its main representatives of the past generation.


An Historical Essay on the Poets, Poetry and Melodies of the Sephardi liturgy

An introduction to a score of synagogue music and hymns, transcribed, arranged and harmonized by Emanuel Abraham Aguilar (see separated entry). The essay deals with the history of Spanish Jewish poets and their poetry, as well as the question of survival of ancient tunes and the introduction of

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