David Lévi Alvarès

David Lévi Alvarès

David Lévi Alvarès (October 7, 1794 - July 16, 1870) born in Bordeaux,, was a French teacher and pedagogue. One of the founders of historical education in France, he devoted himself to the teaching of young girls, opening a kindergarten in Paris in 1820 and founding a normal course for female teachers at the Hôtel de Ville in 1833.


Bénissons, a French table song for the Birkat haMazon (ca. 18th c.)

Contributed on: כ״ה בסיון ה׳תשפ״א (2021-06-04) by Aharon N. Varady (translation) | Joshua de Sola Mendes (transcription) | David Lévi Alvarès | Unknown Author(s) |

Bénissons is the French version of the well-known Bendigamos, a prayer and melody of the Spanish & Portuguese Jewish communities, most probably originating in Bordeaux, France. . . .