Concert of Pessah 2012 in Copernic’s synagogue

Here are a few excerpts of a Pessah concert which took place in 2012 in Copernic’s synagogue. Read more

Les mères juives

The stereotype of the Jewish mother has fed gnerations of psychoanalysts and inspired many autobiographic and satiric books. The following playlist is a tribute to all Jewish mothers. The (…) Read more

Purim 2nd part

Playlist on Purim The word « purim » comes from the accadian word « pur » which means « to draw lots »... Read more


PLAYLIST The waltz: a musical genre appreciated by Jewish composers. Read more

Music and the Holocaust part 2

PLAYLIST From 1942 to 1945, the concentration camp of Theresienstadt (Terezin) had an intense musical activity, encouraged by the Nazis for propaganda. Read more

Jewish cradle songs part 2

PLAYLIST Mothers sing cradle songs since the beginning of times... The words and melody of a cradle song aim to soothe and calm the child in order for him to sleep well. By the singing, a close (…) Read more

Chanukah is coming soon - Concert in Copernic synagogue

Look at some excerpts taken from the Chanukah concert that took place on December 7th 2014 in the Copernic Synagogue in Paris. Read more

Chassidic music

The emergence of the hassidic movement in Podolia, during the 2nd half of the 18th century, came along with the creation of a new way of singing, half way between religious and popular music. You (…) Read more

Tu BiShvat

PLAYLIST The holiday Tu BiShvat is defined in the Mishna as the « New Year of the Trees » Read more

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