Jewish music: its history, people, and song

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JASON ARONSON Incorporated, 1997 - Music - 247 pages
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Jewish Music: Its History, People, and Song details the importance of instrumental and vocal music to the Jewish people. Rabbi Ronald Isaacs surveys Jewish history and provides a broad study of music in Jewish life.

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Contents

Music in the Bible
1
Music and the Book of Psalms
29
Musical Instruments
43
The Shofar
51
Music in the Second Temple Period
59
Rabbinic Attitude toward Music
65
The Cantor
87
Biblical Chants and Accents
117
Hasidism and the Niggun
131
Notable Music Quotations and Legends
143
The Yiddish Folk Song
153
The Bible in Folk Song
159
The Emergence
215
TwentiethCentury Jewish Musicologists
221
For Further Reading
239
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About the author (1997)

Rabbi Ronald Isaacs is the spiritual leader of Temple Sholom in Bridgewater, New Jersey. He received his doctorate in instructional technology from Columbia University Teacher's College. He is the author of numerous books.

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