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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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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765759665
  • Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/1997
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 5.42 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Music in the Bible 1
2 Music and the Book of Psalms 29
3 Musical Instruments 43
4 The Shofar 51
5 Music in the Second Temple Period 59
6 Rabbinic Attitude toward Music 65
7 The Development of the Piyyut 69
8 The Cantor 87
9 Biblical Chants and Accents 117
10 Hasidism and the Niggun 131
11 Notable Music Quotations and Legends 143
12 The Yiddish Folk Song 153
13 The Bible in Folk Song 159
14 Rocking the Liturgy: The Emergence of "Hasidic Pop" 215
15 Twentieth-Century Jewish Musicologists, Composers, and Musicians 221
For Further Reading 239
Index 241
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