The Recorded Sound Archives (RSA) is a unit of FAU Libraries Special Collections department. We are located in the Wimberly Library on FAU's Boca Raton campus.

Originally established in 2002 as a small project dedicated to the preservation of recorded Jewish music, it has matured into a robust digitization operation for all types of sound recordings.

Jewish Identity - Through the Musical Lens - A Treasury of Jewish Choral Music

Additional information (PDF) is only available
through the Research Station
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Record Label Private label
Record FormatCD
Shelf Number100149
Number of TracksN/A
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes The Lachan Jewish Chamber Choir, directed by Cantor Benjamin Z. Maissner, has recorded a collection of songs that showcase the many aspects of Jewish identity. There is L'cha Dodi which is dedicated to the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda; Rozhinkes Mit Mandlen, a beloved Ashkenasic lullaby; Cuando El Rey Nimrod, a Sephardic song cherished by the Jews of Spain and Morocco; and Eili Eili, an intensely moving poem of praise for the beauties on earth and in the universe. The final song, Hallelujah, gives thanks to G-d for all His blessings.

Recordings restricted by copyright will only play 45 seconds to give you a sense of what that recording originally sounded like. These recordings can be identified by the words (Research Station) in the music player.

If a song listed below has not been digitized yet, it will NOT show up within the player. If you need us to digitize this song/album, you can make a formal request here.
1 - Uri Tziyon
Composer(s) : Moshe Wilensky
2 - YeSusum Midbar
Composer(s) : Solome Rossi
3 - Ono tovo
Composer(s) : Samuel Naumburg
4 - Baruch Shem
Composer(s) : Zoltan Kodaly
5 - Eil Nora Alila
Composer(s) : Simon Saregon
6 - Shiru L'Adonai
Composer(s) : Aharon Harlap
7 - Chatsi Kaddish
Composer(s) : Sid Robinovitch
8 - Avinu Malkeinu
Composer(s) : Srul Irving Glick
9 - Halleluyah
Composer(s) : Ben Steinberg
10 - L'cha Dodi
Composer(s) : The Abayudaya Jews of Uganda
11 - Rozhinkes Mit Mandlen
Composer(s) : N/A
12 - Cuando El Rey Nimrod
Composer(s) : Arr. Sid Robinovitch
13 - Eili Eili
Composer(s) : David Zehavi/Hannah Senesh Arr. Steven Glass
14 - D'ror Yikra
Composer(s) : Arr. Sid Robinovitch
15 - Ba'ah M'nuchah
Composer(s) : N. Alterman/ D. Sambursky, arr. M. Wisenberg
16 - Banu - Hora Medurah
Composer(s) : N. Alterman/ J. Welbah, arr. A. Copland/M. Lazar
17 - Hallelujah
Composer(s) : K. Oshrat, arr. R. Freedman