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BARUCH HABA-from "Chazzanut from Amsterdam and Groningen"a live concert organised by the Center

for Research on Dutch Jewry in Jerusalem on 24th November 1998.

(reproduced from the CD of the concert with permission and courtesy of the Center)

Sung on Chatunot(weddings)-Traditional Spanish-Portuguese

"The influence of the Spanish-Portuguese tradition on the Dutch Ashkenazic service is unquestionable.

An obvious example is this Baruch Haba which can perhaps be regarded as one of the hits of present

day Dutch Jewry.Although the text, "Blessed be he who comes in the name of the Lord", taken from

Psalm 118:26-29 is to be found at the end of the Hallel service, it is more commonly used at weddings

and ceremonial functions as an opening prelude".(Raymond Goldstein-accompanist arranger of the