Within the well-assorted JMG collection of prayer and liturgical books, there is a rare publication of a Hebrew song book published by the “Ne’im Zemirot ” and “Noten Zemirot “ singers’ clubs of Thessaloniki in 1929. Next to an introduction on Jewish music by the historian Solomon Abraham Rozanes, the book offers a broad repertory of synagogual hyms (Piyutim), songs for Shabbat (Bakashot) and other holidays, popular in the Jewish community of Thessaloniki. The book belonged to Hayim Joseph Hassid – most probably a singers’ club member – who bound his copy in fine leather and added his name and date in gold letters on the binding.

© The Jewish Museum of Greece

Back