Seder-Masochism Credits (text file)

Written, Directed, Animated, etc. by
Nina Paley

Sound Design:
Greg Sextro

Produced by:
Nina Paley
Producer X

in order of appearance:

Jesus: Barry Gray
from the record “The Moishe Oysher Seder”
circa 1955

Our Father: Hiram Paley

Sacrificial Goat: Nina Paley
circa 2011

“Chad Gadya” embroidermation
Animated, directed & produced by Nina Paley
Stitchcoded & machine embroidered by
Theodore Gray
Photographed by
Theodore Gray & Nick Mann
Made at PaleGray Labs, Urbana IL

Aharon Varady
Barry Isralewitz

Nikolay Tilcheff

Ihab A.B. Awad

Barry Isralewitz


“Kalimankou Denkou”
(“Godmother Denkou”)
Bulgarian folk song,
arranged by Krassimir Kyurkchiysky
Performed by
The Bulgarian State Radio and Television
Female Vocal Choir
Solo: Yanka Roupkina
circa 1975

“Moses Supposes”
music by Roger Edens
lyrics by Comden and Green
vocals by Gene Kelly & Donald O’Connor
from the motion picture Singin’ In The Rain
circa 1952

The Moishe Oysher Seder
Narrator: Barry Gray
Cantor: Moishe Oysher
with the Abraham Nadel Chorus
circa 1955?

“You Gotta Believe”
written by Norman Whitfield
Performed by the Pointer Sisters
circa 1976

“Go Down Moses”
Arranged & performed by Louis Armstrong
with Sy Silver’s Orchestra
circa 1958

“Tijuana Taxi”
music by Ervan “Bud” Coleman
Performed by
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
circa 1965

Assorted Muzak
Artists unknown
circa early 1970’s

“Blood Red River Blues”
by Joshua Daniel White
circa 1933

DJ Zeph, featuring Azeem
from the album “Sunset Scavenger”
circa 2004

Music: Danny Elfman
Performed by Oingo Boingo
circa 1982

“Dead Animals”
by Mental decay
circa 1990-something

“Helter Skelter”
John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Performed by The Beatles
Vocal: Ringo Starr
circa 1968

“Hail, Hail, the Gang’s All Here”
by Nat Shilkret
aka Victor Salon Orchestra
circa 1928

“Who Turned The Light Out On My Life?”
by Daniel Boone

“The Web” and “Melt Away”
(from “Spider Suite”)
The Duke of Uke and His Novelty Orchestra
lyrics by David King
from the album April’s Empire
circa 2012

“I Will Survive”
by Freddie Perren & Dino Fekaris
Performed by Gloria Gaynor
circa 1978

“Free To Be You and Me”
by The New Seekers
circa 1972

“Erghen Diado”
The Bulgarian State Radio and Television
Female Vocal Choir
circa 1975

“Reach Out (I’ll Be There)”
Written and produced by
Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Eddie Hollans
Performed by The Four Tops
circa 1966

written & performed by John Lennon
circa 1980

“Schopska Pesen” (Diaphonic Chant)
The Bulgarian State Radio and Television
Female Vocal Choir
circa 1975

“Used To Love Her”
Guns N’ Roses

“Your Time Is Gonna Come”
by John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant
Performed by Led Zeppelin

“Paroles, Paroles” (“Words, Words”)
written by Leo Chiosso and Giancarlo Del Re
French translation by Michaële
Performed by Dalida and Alain Delon

“The Things We Do For Love”
written by Eric Stewart & Graham Gouldman
performed by 10cc

“God Is Male”
lyrics by Connie Bryson & Nina Paley
music by Nina Paley
Organ: Camille Goudeseune
Vocals: Nina Paley & Emilia Cataldo

“Chad Gadya”
Moishe Oysher
with the Abraham Nadel Chorus
circa 1955?

“L’Shana Haba’a”
Performed by the Breslau Synagogue Chorus
c. 1998

“This Land Is Mine”
music by Ernest Gold
Lyrics by Pat Boone
Performed by Andy Williams
c. 1961

“Old Time Religion”
Performed by The Caravans
circa 1954


Última Cena (the Last Supper)
by Juan de Juanes (circa 1652)
via Wikimedia Commons

Haggadah for the American Family
sponsored by Standard Brands Incorporated
circa 1966

More image sources:

The Metropolitan Museum
The British Museum
Wikimedia Commons


Stig Rudeholm, LH Paley, Barry Solow
Andrey Tukmanov, Massimo Strambini
Daniel Wilksch, Michael Sterling
Sooze Bloom deLeon Grossman
Timothy Ortopan, Maurice Naftalin
Mitchell Gilbert, Lauri Marder
Cathy Cooper, Sean Igo, Katja Zwirnmann
Mary Gilligan, Marjorie Preece, Nikki Plummer
Pavol Severa, Paul Schack, Jordan Peterson
Benedikt Hofmann, Michael Gregory
Frank Nijssens, Stefano La Scala, Ekaterina Lander
Christian Layow, William Judd, Anthony Burgess
Laurel Bellon, Raymond Kirkpatrick, Ken Davis
Jonathan Russell, Emma Hernejärvi

Audrey Wells, Mahesh Madhav
Colm Buckley, Marjorie Carlson
John Yewell, Laurence Grassart
Julius Sangco, Khurram Wadee
Karen Chase Graubard, Rob Igo
Marc Lieberman, Naomi Rose
Sudhakar Chandrasekharan
Rick Barnett, Peter Clare
Noah Friedman, Robin Sahner
Sarah Schwartz, Liz Weitzman
Matt Kohn, Jeneil Merritt

Daniel McCoy
Mitchell Berger
Amy Kelly

Andrew Matthews

Paolo Polesello

Dylan Thurston
Rachelle S.
Noah Friedman
Mario Rups
Jean-Sebastien Lebacq
Laura Gibbs
Trisha Arlin

Q. Cassetti, Hank Graham,
Alexander Schneider, Mark Ashworth
Matt M Perez, peepe, Camille Acey
Barbara Weitbrecht, Catharine Alvarez
Terry Hancock, kuu, Mike Linksvayer
Tracy Young, Rich Bailey, Fabricio Campos Zuardi
Praveen alias j4v4m4n, Bill Skaleski
Per Starbäck, Jonathan Ivers
Dylan Skolnick & suzanne j. zoubeck
Nancy Beiman, Christy Obrst, David Shaw
Dustin Sharpless, Kerena White
Erin Ploss-Campoamor, Philip David Morgan
Wouter Verhelst, Ben Collins-Sussman
Wes Frazier, Andrew Anselmo
Leah Root (Bosworth), Margo Burns, Tony Mullen,
A.C. Marheine, Brett W. McCoy

Karl Fogel
Marc Michael Epstein
Sara Feldman
Eric Beckman
Victor Paredes
Todd Michaelsen
Lois Kay
Shae Ramsey
Andy Assad
Jean Paley

The Internet Archive
Wikimedia Commons


The Creation of Patriarchy – Gerda Lerner
The Great Mother – Erich Neumann
The Language of the Goddess – Marija Gimbutas
When God Was a Woman – Merlin Stone
Beyond God The Father – Mary Daly

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♡ Nina Paley 2018


Alan Steinberg
Peter Michaelove
Steve Shoemaker
Ray Spooner


Hiram Paley
May his memory be a blessing.