Akdamut Chanted with English Translation

This video presents a chanting of Akdamut, the lengthy Aramaic poem recited during the Torah reading in synagogue on the morning of Shavuot with a simultaneous onscreen English translation of the words. The liturgical poem is recited responsively in almost all Ashkenazi synagogues prior to the reading of the Ten Commandments. The words, written in the 11th century by Rabbi Meir bar Yitzchak (Nehorai), a cantor in Worms, Germany, express praise for God, the Jewish people, and the Torah. 

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