Religious music

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 (…) Read more

Passover

FEATURE ARTICLE : 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 (…) Read more

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

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

The music of the Ethiopian Jews, the Beta Israël

A historic, liturgic and musicologic analysis of the music of the Beta Israel, inspired from the works by Simha Arom, Frank Alvarez-Pereyre, Shoshana Ben-Dor and Olivier (…) 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

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Zabulon Sebban - Recueil de chants hébraïques

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