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MAQAM OF THE WEEK- VAYERA: וירא

ואשה אחת וירא
מקאם נאווה נגונים
אויבי הכני בנסתר נשמת
כקדם עירך נירש שועת
דר רומה  ההודאות
אל נעלה רפא  קדיש
יא מימתי  שמחים
שמרתני וחייתני  ממצרים
אל יצרת  נקדישך
יה שמע תפילה  פזמון ספר תורה

On Shabbat Vayera (Genesis 18:1-22:24), Maqam NAWAH is applied to the prayers according to most Aleppo sources. Other maqam opinions include: BAYAT, HOSENI, or NAHWAND. The following is an explanation by H Gabriel A Shrem as reported by student H Mordekhai C Nadaf: In the Psalms, a synonym for the word ‘angel’ is ‘Nawah Qodesh’. The reason why we use the maqam named ‘Nawah’ is because we read about Abraham’s three visitors who are said to be ‘angels.’ PIZMONIM: “Dar Rouma” (page 365), “Refah Siri” (page 116). ALIYOT: The entire ‘Aqedah’ portion is given to the Mashlim Aliyah from 22:1 until the end…

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