Friday, January 07, 2005

Shabbat Zemirot

Miriam comments on the Ma Yofus article we blogged earlier:
Which makes me wonder -- why do we have so few songs for the Shabbat table? You would have thought that over the years many more would have been written, and if more were written (the Forward does mention a compilation of 127 appearing in the early 20th century,though I assume that includes many Seudah Shlishit one-liners), that more would have survived / stayed popular.
There are many great recordings of Shabbat zemirot; I don't know why more aren't popular.

Here's one excellent recording of Shabbat Zemirot:

The R' Yirmiya Damen Atika Kadisha series we reviewed here is also interesting.