Niloh service sound recording : concluding service for Yom Kipur / Cantor Abraham Brun

The Niloh (Neilah) service, the concluding service for Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, contains a variety of prayers, many of which are also used on other occasions, but which have special relevance on this solemn occasion. On Yom Kippur, one of the two "High Holy Days," Jews confess that they have sinned during the past year, but ask for forgiveness while proclaiming their good intentions for the future. Cantor Abraham Brun chants the prayers of the Niloh service in traditional unaccompanied manner, replete with elaborate embellishments and flourishes. Abraham Brun (1909 - 1998), a cantor in Poland who immigrated to the U.S. after WWII, is featured on four other Folkways recordings. Liner notes provide biographical information about Cantor Brun, plus the lyrics of the prayers in both Hebrew and English.
Cover art by Irwin Rosenhouse.
Photography by Fred Marcus.
Notes with Hebrew texts and English paraphrases in booklet (6 p. : ill.) inserted in original cover.
Abraham Brun, cantor.
Related materials may be found in the Moses and Frances Asch Collection, also held by this repository. Related materials may include correspondence between the studio, producers, and/or performers; original cover art designs; original production materials; business records; and audiotapes from studio production.
Track information
101. Kaddish
102. Ovos-Misod Chachomim
103. Sh'ma No-Chamolalmaseicho
104. P'sach Lonu Shahr
105. Z'chor Bris Avrohom
106. Adoshem, Adoshem
201. Rachem No-Shareishomayim Ki Onu Ameicho
202. Ato Nosein Yoo Lapashim
203. Ato Hivdalto M'Chol Lavonoseinu
204. Ovinu Malkeinu Vachasom L'chayim B'seifer Chayim
205. Sh'ma Yisroel
Publisher number
FR 8925 Folkways Records
Repository Loc.
Smithsonian Institution, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, 600 Maryland Ave., S.W., Suite 2001, Washington, D.C. 20024. Call 202-633-7322 for appointment. Fax: 202-633-7019. Email:

Object Details

Data Source
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
Brun, Abraham
cover illustrator
Rosenhouse, Irwin
Physical description
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Phonograph records
Day of Atonement services
Songs and music