Shabbat at home

Below you find recordings of texts in the ‘LJG Bensjboekje’, according to the Dutch tradition:

  • Kiddush on Friday evening and Shabbat morning
  • Birkat hamazon – benshing (Grace after meals)
  • Shabbat zemirot
  • Havdala

There is often more than one melody in use for any text; in most congregations melodies are used interchangeably, and customs also vary.

The name of the file begins with the page number(s) on which the text appears in the ‘Bensjboekje’.
In siddur Seder Tov Lehodot you can find the kiddush on Friday evening on p. 386, on Saturday morning on p. 388, shabbat zemirot on p. 390, birkat hamazon on p. 506 and havdala on p. 396.

AT = chazan Avery TrachtCU = Chaim van Unen
ES = chazan prof. Eliyahu Schleifer
JB = Jo van Beusekom
RBE = rabbi Ruben Bar Ephraim


[16] Kiddush Friday evening CU.mp3
[18] Kiddush Shabbat morning CU.mp3

Birkat hamazon – benshing

[32] Shir Hama’alot, (Psalm 126) RBE.mp3
[34] Hava Nevarech (zimun) RBE.mp3 
[36] Baruch – hazan et hakol RBE.mp3

[36] Node lecha RBE.mp3
[38] Weal hakol RBE.mp3
[38] RachemRBE.mp3
[40] Retse wehachalitsenu (on Shabbat) RBE.mp3

[40-42] Ja’ale veyavo (on Festivals) RBE.mp3
[44] Wehashlem RBE.mp3
[44] Baruch (haEl avinu) RBE.mp3
[44] Harachaman hu yimloch RBE.mp3
[46] Harachaman hu tefarnesenu RBE.mp3
[46] Harachaman hu yishlach lanu RBE.mp3
[48] Harachaman hu yevarech RBE.mp3
[50] Ken yevarech RBE.mp3
[52] Bamarom RBE.mp3
[52] Harachaman hu yanchilenu (on Shabbat) RBE.mp3
[54] Harachaman hu yezakenu RBE.mp3
[56] Yiru et Adonai RBE.mp3

[58-60] Short benshing RBE.mp3

Shabbat zemirot

See for an index p. 77 in the ‘Bensjboekje’.

[80] Ya ribon RBE.mp3

[84] Tzur mishelo RBE.mp3
[88] Yom ze lYisrael RBE.mp3
[96] Halleluya 1 (Psalm 150) RBE.mp3
[96] Halleluya 2 (Psalm 150 5th line) RBE.mp3
[96] Esa einai (Psalm 121) RBE.mp3
[98] Dror yikra 1 RBE.mp3
[100] Mipi El RBE.mp3
[103] Ken bakodesh RBE.mp3
[110] Ata echad RBE.mp3
[110] Lema’an achai (Psalm 122) RBE.mp3

[112] Bendigamos (JB) mp3



          Havdala complete ES.mp3
Hine El yeshuati
          Hine El yeshuati RBE.mp3
Birchot Havdala (Friedman).pdf 
          Birchot Havdala (Friedman) AT.mp3
          Birchot Havdala (Friedman) RBE.mp3
Hamavdil (trad., arr. Goldstein).pdf
          Hamavdil (trad., arr. Goldstein) AT.mp3
          Hamavdil RBE.mp3
Eliyahu hanavi (trad.).pdf
          Eliyahu hanavi (trad.) AT.mp3
          Eliyahu hanavi RBE.mp3
Shavua tov
          Shavua tov RBE.mp3
Gott fun Awrohom.pdf
Gott fun Awrohom.pdf translation
          Gott fun Awrohom ES.mp3