We are proud to reproduce the original sheet music and the words, dance notes,
performance photographs and dance position drawings to Mayim Mayim, one of the earliest, and still
one of the most popular, Hebrew folk dances.
The dance was choreographed in 1937 by Else I. Dublin to music composed by Emanuel Pugashov Amiran.
These treasured documents were published for the Zionist Organisation Youth Department in 1946 by
the Printer" of 7 Hamagid Street, Tel Aviv.
To our knowledge this is the only place on the internet to view these historic documents. We are grateful to
Howie Goldman of New
for sending them to us.
And we are especially grateful to the Jewish
of which the Zionist Organisation Youth Department in 1946 was already an integral part, for their ongoing
dedicated work in spreading and illuminating Jewish culture and the Hebrew language via the internet. Their
example provides the role model for Hebrew Songs.com and Israeli Dances.com
Letter to the Jerusalem Post by the choreographer Else I. Dublin about the origins of Mayim Mayim.
1972, p. 10**
**Thanks to Roberta Saltzman (at the Jewish Division of New York Public
Library), and Judy Fixler (Hebrew Cataloger at The Leo Baeck Institute at The Center for Jewish
researching the date.
The letter can be found in Machol Ha'am. Dance of the Jewish People, written
FRED BERK and
by Susan Reimer (U.S.A.) 1978, page 37.**
The citation for the the article by Dora Sowden referred to in the letter above:
Sowden, Dora. "Gurit Kadman: 'Mother of folk dance,'" Jerusalem Post, Dec.
3, 1972, p. 6.