Sephardic Passover: Hodu L’Adonai Ki Tov

In the following recording,  Rabbi Abraham Lopes Cardozo records Hodu L’Adonai Ki Tov (Give Thanks to the L-RD for He is Good, For His Mercy Endures Forever) in the tradition of the Spanish-Portuguese Jewish community.

This tune is sung on the first day of Passover (Pesach).

My family has sung this version for many years and sang it again at our community Passover Seder this year. We were joined by a total of 28 people, many of whom had Crypto-Jewsh backgrounds.

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.