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Main holdings

Paul Fenton’s collection

Deposited in January 2019, the Fenton (Shahak) collection contains around 250 documents : rare books, old musical scores, song books, press cuts, audio cassettes, 33 and 78 RPM discs and (…)
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Biographies

Yarkoni, Yaffa (1925-2012)

Yaffa Yarkoni was born in Givatayim in 1925. One of her most famous songs is "Bab-el-Oued" (1948), dedicated to the Israeli soldiers who were killed during the war of (…) Read more

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Le Petit Mish-Mash

New CD, released on December 6, 2019 in France, featuring 15 tracks of klezmer, gypsy and Romanian music.
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Feature articles

Emile Jonas (1827-1905), from the Portuguese Synagogue to the Operetta, and from there to the Imperial Guard

Published initially in Spanish in 2009 in the Jewish culture magazine Raices in Madrid, and later in English in the virtual newspaper All about Jewish Theatre, published in Israel. Ever so often (…)
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Oriental dance

PLAYLIST A selection of lively Oriental music to dance. Read more

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Klezmer dances

PLAYLIST A selection of klezmer music to dance... Read more

Events

Cycle of lectures : Music and religion

Monday 3rd of December 2019, 18h30-20h : as part of the cycle of lectures of the IESR dedicated to religious music, Hervé Roten will present a wide panorama od Jewish liturgical musical practices, (…) Read more

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Shbahoth

The Jewish community of Iraq numbered approximately 125.000 Jews before the massive emigration in Israel in the beginning of the 1950’s. It was one of the oldest community in diaspora, that (…)
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Michel Heymann - Jewish Ashkenazi traditional liturgy

This recording presents the main prayers of Rosh Hashana’s morning service, sung in the Ashkenazi rite of the East of France. The cantor Michel Heymann gave, in the beginning of 2013, all his (…) Read more

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Cantor Haim Ischakis

Released in 2018 by the Europäische Zentrum für Jüdische Musik (EZJM), this 4 CD boxset offers a wide musical panorama of the liturgical tradition of Romaniote Jews from (…) Read more