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.

Joy of the Sabbath


Additional information (PDF) is only available
through the Research Station
Collection(s)Judaic
Catalogue NumberCGS 616S
Matrix Number CGS 616S-A/B
Record Label Collector's Guild
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number400866
Number of Tracks14
Date Recorded1960
Album Artists
Notes Of the 14 selections on this album all but one are texts of established sacred poems traditionally sung at the Sabbath table, while the other is a passage from the Sabbath liturgy. Since their melodies have been derived from the folk music of the countries in which they were sung they can range in character from Arabic chants through Russian and Polish airs to tunes from Provencal.

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 - Sholom Aleichem
Composer(s) : Ben Zion Shenker
2 - Mizmor L'dovid
Composer(s) : Ben Zion Shenker
3 - Eshes Chayil
Composer(s) : Ben Zion Shenker
4 - Tsur Mishelo
Composer(s) : Ben Zion Shenker
5 - M'nuchoh V'simchoh
Composer(s) : Ben Zion Shenker
6 - Shir Hama'alos
Composer(s) : Ben Zion Shenker
7 - L'mikdoshech Tuv
Composer(s) : Ben Zion Shenker
8 - Mim'kom'cho
Composer(s) : Ben Zion Shenker
9 - Kol M'kadesh
Composer(s) : Ben Zion Shenker
10 - Yism'chu
Composer(s) : Ben Zion Shenker
11 - Me'eh Olom Habo
Composer(s) : Ben Zion Shenker
12 - B'ne Hecholo
Composer(s) : Ben Zion Shenker
13 - Ush'avtem Mayim
Composer(s) : Ben Zion Shenker
14 - Hamavdil
Composer(s) : Ben Zion Shenker