Secular music

Discover the various rites of Jewish music: klezmer music, Yiddish, Judeo-Spanish or Oriental songs, image of the Jewish soul.

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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Rock, hard-rock, metal, punk and Jewish music

At first, they look like very different musical styles, but when you look deeper, you can find several similarities which can allow fusion, and even a “transe-fusion”… Musical excerpts (…) Read more

The hora

A dance from the pioneers, which is today emblematic of bar-mitsvas, weddings and other Jewish celebrations of the diaspora.Originally, the hora was a slow dance often practiced in Romania, by (…) Read more

The BUND and Yiddish revolutionary songs

ARTICLE - The General Jewish Labour Bund in Lithuania, Poland and Russia, generally called The Bund, was a secular Jewish socialist party in the Russian Empire, active between 1897 and (…) Read more

Klezmer music: from the past to the present

translated from Hervé Roten’s article. Klezmer is an instrumental music for celebrations which was once performed in the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe at weddings or joyous religious (…) Read more

Songs of Sefardi Jews

An introductive article about the singing of Sefardi Jews Read more

Music in Israel

Michèle Tauber is a teacher of modern Hebrew at the university, and is licenced of a doctorate thesis on Aharon Appelfeld’s symbolic languages of nature. She is a university lecturer in modern and (…) Read more

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