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Choral sonorities of children’s voices have played an important historical as well as sociological role in both sacred and secular music of Jewish life. One could divide such music into ...>

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Not entirely unlike many other faiths and ritually oriented belief systems, especially those with some foundations in biblical as well as early postbiblical Judaic developments, Jewish religious life is marked ...>

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This volume comprises recorded replications of synagogue services or self-contained sections of services, presented here in their musical totality and flow, but without any of the spoken English interpolations that ...>

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In the Ashkenazi rite, the formal First S’liḥot service takes place at midnight on the Saturday prior to Rosh Hashana and is now most often referred to simply as s’liḥot. ...>

 
Just as Jewish history, lore, and literature have made for engaging operatic treatment (see Volume 16) during the 20th century and into the 21st, so too these aspects of collective ...>

 
The appellations “psalms” and “canticles” in the title of this volume are used in their extra-religious generic sense to suggest the medium of choral music outside the sacred realm, although ...>

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“Two terrible things happened to the Jews in the 20th century: The Holocaust, and the interpretation of the Holocaust.” —Boaz Evron, Israeli historian and philosopher, 1980 Of all the minimizing euphemisms that ...>

 
Table of Contents Introduction Incentives for Immigration Typical Circumstances Orthodox Immigration Professional and Business Classes Cultural Ramifications Evolution of Cultural Curiosity The Persisting Populist Character More Substantive Aspects “Huddled Masses” and “Wretched Refuse” The Unromanticized Reality of Welcome Immigration Policies and Battles Communal ...>

 
Hanukkah, the postbiblical Festival of Dedication (actually, rededication), is an annual eight-day celebration of the Hasmonean-Maccabean victories of the Jews in 168–165 B.C.E. against the tyranny of the Greco-Syrian Seleucid ...>

 
Allusions to Hebrew or Yiddish song are most frequently assumed to connote popular, folk, folklike, commercial, pedagogic, or theatrical genres and, in the case of Hebrew, kibbutz, ḥalutz (pioneer), aliya, ...>

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