https://opensiddur.org/?p=17626תהלים כ׳ בלשון לאדינו | Psalms 20 by David in Ladino (Estampado por Ǧ. Griffit, ca. 1852/3)2017-10-05 18:42:19To the best of my ability, this is a faithful transcription of <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psalm_20">Psalms 20</a> from <a href="https://opensiddur.org/works-in-progress/needing-transcription/ladino-translation-tehilim-1852/">תהילים או לוס סאלמוס ; טריסלאד'אד'וס דיל לשון הקדש אין לה לינגואה ספרדית (<em>Tehillim, or the Psalms, translated from the Holy language [Hebrew] into the Sephardic language</em></a>, Estampado por Ǧ. Griffit 1852/3) from a <a href="http://digitalcollections.lib.washington.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p16786coll3/id/2453/rec/">digital copy</a> made available by the collection of Sephardic Studies at the University of Washington. Please join me in <a href="https://he.wikisource.org/wiki/%D7%9E%D7%A4%D7%AA%D7%97:Tehilim,_o_los_Salmos,_trezladados_del_leshon_ha-%E1%B8%B3odesh_en_la_lingua_Sefaradit.pdf">making a complete transcription</a> of this Ladino translation of Psalms. --Aharon N. Varady
Textthe Open Siddur ProjectAharon N. Varady (transcription)Aharon N. Varady (transcription)David haMelekh ben Yishai (traditional attribution)Estampado por Ǧ. Griffit (translation)https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/Aharon N. Varady (transcription)https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/Tehilim Book 1 (Psalms 1–41)Ottoman Jewrychildbirthstress19th century C.E.תהלים PsalmsLadino TranslationIzmirOttoman Empire57th century A.M.Psalms 20מזמור Mizmorלמנציח Lamnatse'aḥDistress
Psalms 20 is traditionally recited in times of stress, especially during childbirth.
Psalms 20 is recited in its entirety as part of the daily shaḥarit service, between Ashrei and Uva Letziyon (at the end of shaḥarit). Psalms 20:2 and Psalms 20:10 are part of the opening paragraph of the long Tachanun recited on Mondays and Thursdays. Psalms 20:10 is also the 11th verse of V’hu Raḥum and the final verse of Yehi Kavod in Pesukei Dezimra; it is included in Uva Letzion; it is the second of two verses recited as an introduction at Maariv; and it is part of series of verses introducing the Havdalah for Shabbat.
The special Ladino diacritic appearing over some of the letters (e.g., שﬞ) is called a varika.
Aharon Varady (M.A.J.Ed./JTSA Davidson) is a volunteer transcriber for the Open Siddur Project. If you find any mistakes in his transcriptions, please let him know. Shgiyot mi yavin; Ministarot naqeniשְׁגִיאוֹת מִי־יָבִין; מִנִּסְתָּרוֹת נַקֵּנִי "Who can know all one's flaws? From hidden errors, correct me" (Psalms 19:13). If you'd like to directly support his work, please consider donating via his Patreon account. (Varady also translates prayers and contributes his own original work besides serving as the primary shammes of the Open Siddur Project and its website, opensiddur.org.)
David ben Yishai was the second king of the United Kingdom of Israel and Judah, reigning ca. 1010–970 BCE. While almost half of the Psalms are headed "l'David" and tradition identifies several with specific events in David’s life (e.g., Psalms 3, 7, 18, 34, 51, 52, 54, 56, 57, 59, 60, 63 and 142), most scholars consider these headings to be late additions and that no psalm can be attributed to David with certainty. 1 Samuel 16:15-18 describes David as a skillful harp (lyre) player and "the sweet psalmist of Israel."
George Griffith was an English Protestant whose missionary press in Izmir published Ladino translations of the Scriptures in the mid-19th century Ottoman Empire. Established in 1838 to serve the Anglican mission, Estampado por Ǧ. Griffit was the only press in Izmir with a Sepharadi cursive ("Rashi") font available for publishing in Ladino.
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ויהי נעם אדני אלהינו עלינו ומעשה ידינו כוננה עלינו ומעשה ידינו כוננהו "May the pleasantness of אדֹני our elo’ah be upon us; may our handiwork be established for us — our handiwork, may it be established."–Psalms 90:17
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