Baqqashot

   Jewish vigil service performed after midnight on Friday from Sukkot to Passover, consisting of a standard repertory of heterogenous piyyutim (hymns) sung antiphonally. The practice developed in Aleppo in the mid-19th century but may have roots in Jewish mysticism, particularly the Zohar and Safed kabbalists.

Historical dictionary of sacred music. . 2006.

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