Music in Jewish Thought

Music in Jewish Thought

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With the nineteenth century came new freedom for European Jews. Enjoying an integration that had been denied since the Middle Ages, they now wrestled with the form and degree of that integration in all areas of their lives, including in their creation, appreciation, and criticism of music. The writings focus on Jewish musicology, biography, historical surveys, secular music and those songs performed in the synagogue.As Pope Benedict XVI notes, a€œThe importance of music in biblical religion is shown very simply by the fact that the ... During the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, several essays were published describing this age-old connection.

Title:Music in Jewish Thought
Author:Jonathan L. Friedmann
Publisher:McFarland - 2009-01-01


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