Would anybody happen to have audio records of the Romaniote (Greek, say from Janina) Torah readings?

How similar is it to nearby traditions? Say Italian, or Turkish?

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    related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/94361/…
    – Dr. Shmuel
    Jul 2, 2019 at 3:11
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    IIRC it’s not like Italian or Turkish. I haven’t come across Torah readings but here’s samples of other readings (Psalms etc.). On a related note Cantor Haim Ishakis, a Romaniote Jew, has additional readings on his YouTube channel here.
    – Oliver
    Jul 2, 2019 at 3:24
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    The first link you shared is the same website I linked :) But Ishakis' channel is interesting nevertheless.
    – Me.
    Jul 2, 2019 at 3:32

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I don't want to accept my own answer, but I found this video of Shema being recited in the Romaniote tradition with the te'amim. Also, the website of Kehila Kedosha Janina has some samples of their liturgy. They seem to be chanting the last portion of Shirat ha-yam according to the te'amim. The link @Oliver shared also seems to contain a sample of Shema.

I'd still appreciate if somebody can provide me with another resource, and will probably accept their answer instead of mine.


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