Hasidim, Songs. Nigun 'Bar Yochai'. Karliner/Stoliner Hasidim.

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Karliner Stoliner Hasidim with accordion

Nign (Bar Yokhai)

Recorded by Benedict Stambler, Brooklyn, circa 1960

From the Benedict Stambler Memorial Collection of Jewish Music, RG 1014, box 1 tape 1

The nigun (melody) was composed to accompany the words of "Bar Yochai" sung on Lag B'Omer, a holiday which takes places between Passover and Shavuot. The nigun and goes back to the time of the Beis Aharon (Reb Aharon Perlow of Karlin (1802-1872), author of Beis Aharon, the second Rebbe of Karlin/Stolin.

Karlin was a suburb of Pinsk and was the center of the hasidic movement in Lithuania.