Religious music

THE PASSOVER SEDER IN THE  MOROCCAN RITE

In this article, we present the main songs and prayers of the Passover Seder evening, in the Moroccan rite …

The songs of Chanukah

Discover the most important songs of Chanukah that punctuate the eight days of this Festival of Lights in the very heart of winter …

Prayers to the tune of La Marseillaise!

The Jewish liturgy is full of surprises! In 1993, while I was coordinating the activities of the Yuval Association for the preservation of Jewish musical traditions, under the direction of …

Rosh Hashanah Seder among North African Jews

The Rosh Hashanah Night Seder consists of the consumption of symbolic foods - known as simanim (signs) - and the recitation of prayers. This tradition dates back at least 2,000 years and was first celebrated in the communities of the Mediterranean Area …

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 defended in 1997 gives us the core of it. This work was rewarded by the Zadoc-Kahn Association Award in 1998. …

Shabbat songs

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 …

Thoughts about the sung Torah

Jean-Philippe Amar studies in the University of Paris IV Sorbonne and prepares a PhD on the cantilation of the Thora the Jewish communities of Paris. The reading of the Torah, …

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 world …

Three Passover songs: Adir hu, Echad mi yodea and Chad gadya

Learn everything about the three songs that end the Passover seder : Adir hu, Echad mi yodea and Chad gadya

Passover

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 Egypt. …

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