Tzur Mishelo-Florence Tradition

This recording is the chorus of Tzur Mishelo. It is often sung before Birkat HaMazon (Grace after Meals) on Shabbat.  It is sung in the tradition of the Spanish-Portuguese Jews from Florence Italy.

Many of the Jewish communities of Italy were founded by Spanish and Portuguese exiles after the expulsion in 1492 and 1497. They were also augmented by former Conversos/Anusim who fled there.


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Rabbi Juan Bejarano-Gutierrez is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas where he earned a bachelor of science in electrical engineering. He studied at the Siegal College of Judaic Studies in Cleveland and received a Master of Arts Degree with Distinction in Judaic Studies. He completed his doctoral studies at the Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago in 2015. His doctoral dissertation is titled “Complex Identities: Christian and Jewish Attitudes Towards Conversos” and was accepted in September 2015. He also studied at the American Seminary for Contemporary Judaism and received rabbinic ordination in 2011 from Yeshiva Mesilat Yesharim.