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Singing God's words : the performance of biblical chant in contemporary Judaism

Author: Jeffrey A Summit
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Series: American musicspheres.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first in-depth study of chanting Torah among contemporary Jews in the United States, Singing God's Words presents a reconceptualization of spiritual experience. Jeffrey A. Summit details the transforming effect that digital technology, feminism, and a pursuit of self-fulfillment in the community has had on congregants and clergy as they teach, learn, and understand what it means to stand at the epicenter of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey A Summit
ISBN: 9780199845705 0199845700 9780190497071 0190497076 0199844089 9780199844081
OCLC Number: 953456396
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations, music.
Contents: Cover; Series; Titlepage; Copyright; Contents; About the Companion Website; 1. Introduction; Part I. The Tradition; 2.  Chanting Torah; 3. The Torah Service and the Re-​creation of Revelation; 4. Performing Community; Part II. The Individual and the Experience of Chanting Torah; 5. Singing Your Way into Sacred Space; 6. The Same Act: Many Levels of Experience; 7.  Women Reading Torah; Part III. The Performance; 8.  The Power of Music in the Transmission of Torah; 9. Music and the Interpretation of Meaning; Part IV. Torah and Technology; 10. The Transmission of Tradition in a Digital Age 11. ConclusionAppendix: Musical Notation and Graphic Symbols of Torah Trope; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Series Title: American musicspheres.
Responsibility: Jeffrey A. Summit.

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The first in-depth study of chanting Torah among contemporary Jews in the United States, Singing God's Words presents a reconceptualization of spiritual experience. Jeffrey A. Summit details the transforming effect that digital technology, feminism, and a pursuit of self-fulfillment in the community has had on congregants and clergy as they teach, learn, and understand what it means to stand at the epicenter of Jewish worship and ""read Torah.""

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Singing God's Words is an important and unique contribution to the study of cantillation, the art of chanting the Hebrew Bible. Jeffrey Summit delivers an insightful narrative that will engage Read more...

 
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