Shabbat Shalom- Spanish Moroccan Tradition

The following short song is a version of Shabbat Shalom sung in Spanish-Moroccan tradition.

In the aftermath of the riots of the late 14th century and throughout the 15th century culminating with the decree of Expulsion of all Jews from the Kingdoms of Castile and Aragon, some Spanish Jews settled in North Africa where they fused local Jewish traditions with their own (primarily Castilian) rite.

For another video featuring a Shabbat melody in the Spanish-Portuguese tradition, see my video titled Kabbalat Shabbat: Psalm 95.


By Rabbi Juan Bejarano-Gutierrez the director of the B’nei Anusim Center for Education and author of What is Kosher?

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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.