Feature articles

Esther, a Purim oratorio by the composer Lidarti (1730- ap. 1793)

Rediscovered in 1997, the score of the oratorio Ester (1774) by the composer Cristiano Giuseppe Lidarti is to this day the longest and richest work of all Hebrew art music of the 17th and 18th (…) Read more

The Judeo-Portuguese rites in France : Bordeaux, Bayonne, Paris

Engaged in a PhD research work, Hervé Roten studied during seven years the music of the Judeo-Portuguese communities from all sides. He collected precious information, and his thesis that was (…) Read more

Shabbat songs

FEATURE ARTICLE : the Shabbat, the day of rest, is a very important event of Jewish life. And the songs that rhythm this particular day hold a major place, at the synagogue as well as at (…) Read more

Jewish music in France

This article which is written after Hervé Roten’s research presents the Jewish musical practices in France Read more

The attitude of rabbis toward music

There are many testimonies concerning the attitude of rabbis toward music, scattered in the talmudic, midrashic and rabbinic literature. A careful attitude, and sometimes a radical opposition to (…) Read more

Thoughts about the sung Torah

The reading of the Torah, the Pentateuch, a usage that would go back to the time of Moses, has become since Esdras the Scribe (5th century before our era) the main moment of the synagogal (…) Read more

The Selichot - סליחות

The Selichot are penitential prayers in which the worshipper implores forgiveness to God for the sins committed. This tradition is based on the thirteen attributes of mercy which have been, (…) Read more

Chasidism and music

Chasidism, the mystic Jewish movement born in Eastern Europe in the middle of the 18th century, enabled the emergence of a lot of music aimed to transcend the impurities of this (…) Read more

Yerushalayim shel zahav (Jerusalem of gold)

Jerusalem of gold (in Hebrew : ירושלים של זהב - Yerushalayim shel zahav) is the name of a popular Israeli song written by Naomi Shemer in 1967 and sung by Shuli (…)
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FEATURE ARTICLE : Passover (Pessah) - פֶּסַח - is one of the three pilgrimage festivals of the Jewish calendar (with Shavuot and Sukkot), in which we commemorate the Hebrews who got out of (…) Read more

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