Thursday, January 10, 2008

Chishki Chizki

The poem "Chishki, Chizki" was written in 1675 for the inauguration of the Spanish and Portuguese "Snoge" (synagogue) in Amsterdam, by Rabbi Isaac Aboab de Fonseca, chief rabbi of the community. It was set to music by Abraham de Casseres in the early 18th century.

I have made a one-page PDF with the full Hebrew text and an English translation that you can download here.