SEPHARDIC HAZZANUT PROJECT
תכנית של חזנות ספרדי
Rast ראסת Ajam עג'ם Bayat ביאת Nahwand נהוונד Sigah שיגא Hijaz חג'אז
The Arabic word Sabi means baby boy, and this is why Maqam Saba is used for the Berit Milah (circumcision). Saba is used for perashiot that contain either births, covenants (berit), a multitude of laws, the mention or reference to an army (Saba), or the actual word Saba within the perasha. The following are the Perashiot: Lech Lecha (Isaac’s Birth), Vayeshlah (Jacob’s covenant with God), Mishpatim (multitude of laws), Tazreiah (birth of a baby boy), Kedoshim (multitude of laws), Naso (the mentioning of the word Saba in reference to the Sotah), Pinehas ("Berit Shalom" between Pinehas and God and also the traditional association between Pinehas and the Prophet Eliyahu of which is connected to the Berit Milah), Masei (traveling from place to place-something armies do), and Ki Teseh (mentioning of armies, which is Saba in Hebrew). Maqam Saba is also used on Shemini Aseret (Eighth Day of Succot) and the Eighth Day of Passover, because the number eight is heavily associated with the concept of covenant (berit).
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