Feature articles

The Purim Shpil

The Purim Shpil - etymologically "Purim play" in Yiddish - is a satirical performance that blends theater, music, dance, songs, mimes and disguises. The origin of this custom is intimately (…) Read more

Psalms and psalmodies

Traditionally attributed to King David, the 150 poetic texts that make up the book of Psalms, however, have a more uncertain origin: it would probably be a set of poems written during the 4 to 5 (…) Read more

The BUND and Yiddish revolutionary songs

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’ symbolic languages of nature. She is a university lecturer in modern and (…) Read more

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