Yemenite Friday Night Kiddush

This video presents a recording of a traditional Friday night Kiddush according to the Yemenite tradition, recited by Tomer Hatuca, an Israeli singer and musician of Yemenite descent. Yemenite Jews have unique religious traditions, including a particular pronunciation of Hebrew which is said to be closest to the original spoken Biblical Hebrew. Pay attention to the “j” sound (such as in “borei pri ha-jefen”), which is generally pronounced as a hard “g” sound, as there is no soft “j” sound in other traditions or in modern Hebrew.