Audios + Videos

 Dr. Irvine Benveniste describing home remedies in Rhodes

Irvine Benveniste portrait

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This is an interview conducted on May 14, 1972 in Los Angeles of Dr. Irvine Benveniste by Aron Hasson. Dr. Benveniste was born in Rhodes and immigrated to the United States in 1914. This 1 hour interview is divided into two parts of 30 minutes each.

Blowing of the Shofar

1953 Board of Directors, edited

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This is a 1973 recording of a portion of the blowing of the shofar during Rosh Hashana and the prayers before it. It is from the synagogue services of the Jews who emigrated from Rhodes to Los Angeles, which was then called the Sephardic Hebrew Center. The person blowing the shofar (the “tokeah”) is Morris Mizrahi, who was born in Rhodes in 1905. He attended the Kahal Grande synagogue in Rhodes as a child, and he emigrated to the United States in 1919.

Kol Nidre of the Yom Kippur Services

1953 Board of Directors, edited

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This is a 1974 recording of the Kol Nidre portion of the Yom Kippur services at the Sephardic Hebrew Center synagogue in Los Angeles of the Jews who emigrated from Rhodes.  This is chanted by Morris Mizrahi, born in Rhodes in 1905.

Auctioning of the Mitzvot

Marco Cohen

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This is a 1974 recording of “auctioning of the mitvot” of the religious services at the Sephardic Hebrew Center synagogue in Los Angeles of the Jews who emigrated from Rhodes.  This is by Marco Cohen.

 

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