Edition 36
February 2001   Shevat 5761 Vol. 4 Edition 2
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TOPIC OF THE MONTH      Miracles
This month: SHEVAT


     Samuel Bak

     Voice of the Turtle

     Synagogues without Jews

     Ethical lesson

     Samuel ha-Nagid





March 2000.
Manging editor Jennifer Turvey conducts an interview with Judith Wachs, Artistic Director of Voice of the Turtle. The ensemble has been studying and presenting the beautiful and compelling musical repertoire of the Spanish Jews since 1978.
[featuring RealAudio interview and recordings]

Skalerika de Ora a Sephardic wedding song, sung by Voice of the Turtle

Three Passover songs sung by Voice of the Turtle




January 2000.
A look at choral singing during Temple times in early Israelite religion;, in the Babylonian Jewish community;, the liturgical work of Salamone Rossi Hebreo from the period of Italian Renaissance; the first artistic choir in synagogal history;, founded by Rabbi Leone da Modena in the early 17th century;, the synagogue choir in modern times; and non-liturgical choral music in Jewish cultural life with the founding in Eastern Europe of the ha-Zomir movement in 1899. [featuring RealAudio recordings]


January 2000.
JHOM.com celebrated the 100th anniversary of the ha-Zomir movement with a feature on choral music, with a special focus on the Zamir Chorale of Boston. We invite our readers to enjoy several recordings of Zamir performances.
[featuring RealAudio interview and recordings]

Other articles of interest [featuring RealAudio recordings]:

Two versions of Maoz Tzur: Sung by the Zamir Chorale of Boston

by Kurt Weill
: Sung by Cantor Rebecca Garfein

Kol Nidrei: Musical traditions from east to west: Five musical examples

Di Shvu'e, Anthem of the Jewish Labor Bund sung by The New Yiddish Chorale and the Workmen's Circle Chorus.

"By the rivers of Babylon"," Salamone Rossi's setting of Psalm 137, sung by the Zamir Chorale of Boston

"With baskets on our shoulders...": A popular Shavuot song, sung by the Zamir Chorale of Boston

"The kid that Father bought for two zuzim"
: A history of the popular Had Gadya song

Two Purim folksongs: Audio recordings for your listening pleasure

"Neither daylight nor darkness" (The Old Acacia Tree)
H.N. Bialik / Yehezkel Braun

"Lo, the Conquering Hero Cometh": Handel's Oratorio glorifying the Macabees

"With window open wide": A poem and a choral rendition
H.N. Bialik / Yehezkel Braun

For the candle and the spices: A Yemenite (16th-cent.) poem for the Havdalah ceremony

Kichlot yeni: When my wine is finished:
Medieval poem and a historical recording set to a folk melody of unknown origin
Solomon Ibn Gabirol

The most popular of Yiddish songs Der alef-beyz (The aleph-bet): a.k.a.Oyfn pripetshok (On the Hearth)
Ruth Rubin


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