History of Jewish Music

The Selichot - סליחות

The Selichot are penitential prayers in which the worshipper implores forgiveness to God for the sins committed. This tradition is based on the thirteen attributes of mercy which have been, (…) Read more

The interpretation of rites

Broadcasted on French radio France Culture, on October 5 & 12, 2014, Marc-Alain Ouaknin invites in his program "Talmudiques" Hervé Roten who will analyse the relations between music and (…) Read more

Diasporique June 2010 : to save Jewish music

An interview with Hervé Roten, Director of the French Center for Jewish Music Read more

Jewish music : when singular is plural

Video of a conference (in english) by Hervé Roten on the singular plurality of Jewish music Read more

Synagogal music from the 19th century : Emile Jonas and Jules Erlanger

MUSIQUES JUIVES D’HIER ET D’AUJOURD’HUI – TUESDAY 17th od DECEMBER 2019, JUDAÏQUES FM (94.8), 21H00 Radio broadcast dedicated to the Hebrew compositions of Emile Jonas (1827-1905) and Jules Erlanger (…) Read more

A family story : Isaac and Jacques Offenbach

MUSIQUES JUIVES D’HIER ET D’AUJOURD’HUI – TUESDAY 19TH NOVEMBRE 2019, JUDAÏQUES FM (94.8), 21H00 Hervé Roten invites Jacobo Kaufmann, stage director, writer and researcher, who will talk of his (…) Read more

Jewish musical traditions in France

A Jewish story tells that when two Jews speak together, there are at least three different opinions ! In the same way, when we talk of "Jewish musical traditions", it is good to speak of it in (…) Read more

Video : Jewish Music in the Aftermath of World War II

Video presented as part of the 1st edition of "Campus en musique" organized by the Medem Center-Arbeter Ring about The music of Yiddish cabarets in Paris after world war II, by Hervé Roten, (…) Read more