Mah Nistanah in the Sephardic Syrian Tradition

I had intended to post this before Passover, but better late than never. This version of the Mah Nishtanah is chanted in the Sephardic tradition of the Syrian Jewish community.

The order of the Mah Nistanah is different than in the order found in most standard Haggadot. This is true for other Sephardic Haggadot including the Judeo-Spanish tradition shown here.

The Syrian Jewish community pronounces matzah in what sounds almost like massah, though I have not stressed this pronunciation. 

The Haggadah shown here is the Sephardic Haggadah published by Rabbi Marc Angel, the rabbi emeritus of Congregation Shearith Israel, the historic Spanish-Portuguese synagogue in New York.


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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.