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OLD MUSIC OR NEW MUSIC

10/30/2019 02:52:47 PM

Oct30

Cantor Herschel Fox

OLD MUSIC OR NEW MUSIC

In the last couple of decades, there has been a great deal of experimentation with liturgical music in the American Synagogue. Conservative and Reform Congregations have been experimenting with prayers such as,...Read more...

Chassidic Music - NESHAMA - Songs of the Jewish Soul

02/01/2018 12:53:58 PM

Feb1

Chassidic Music - NESHAMA - Songs of the Jewish Soul

One of the cornerstones of Jewish Music in the last couple of hundred years has been the music composed by the Chassidic Rabbis - the Chassidic Nigun (melody). Beginning with the...Read more...

Shul Hopping in Winnipeg

09/06/2017 04:28:54 PM

Sep6

One of the highlights of my Jewish life on the prairies of Winnipeg Manitoba Canada in the 1950's was going from Synagogue to Synagogue on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  Before and after singing in the choir at the Talmud Torah...Read more...

Shavuot - the receiving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai

05/21/2015 08:43:56 AM

May21

When I was a kid in Winnipeg, Pesach and Sukkot were the major “big two” of the “three festivals” - Shalosh Regalim. Somehow, Shavuot was a smaller “third wheel”. I never knew why, because Shavuot was after all, “Z'man...Read more...

Yiddish: A Beautiful Mirror of the Soul

03/19/2015 09:24:56 AM

Mar19

Yiddish is a beautiful mirror of the soul of east European Jewry. It is also a cherished language for us -their children and grandchildren. When I was a kid in Winnipeg, I think everybody spoke Yiddish. Even our Ukrainian neighbors...Read more...

Yiddish: A Beautiful Mirror of the Soul

03/18/2015 11:00:00 PM

Mar18

Yiddish is a beautiful mirror of the soul of east European Jewry. It is also a cherished language for us -their children and grandchildren. When I was a kid in Winnipeg, I think everybody spoke Yiddish. Even our Ukrainian neighbors understood Yiddish. The highlight of our long horrible winters was an evening with the Yiddish actors from New York - people like Ben Bonus, Menashe Skulnik, Leon Liebgold and his wife Lily Lilliana and many...Read more...

Chazanut

02/18/2015 03:39:56 PM

Feb18

When I was a kid in Winnipeg, as I have told you many times, we had wonderful cantors, whom I loved hearing. Jacob Koussevitsky was outstanding. Cantor Brownstone, my teacher and cantor, was unique and a world class improviser. Louie...Read more...

Jewish Music - an Ever Changing Phenomenon

12/11/2014 12:28:56 PM

Dec11

When I was a little kid in Winnipeg, the traditional European cantorial chant and the Yiddish folk song/Yiddish theatre song, were the music that we European Jews and their children knew and loved. By the time I was in my teens, as...Read more...

The High Holy Days

09/11/2014 02:27:56 PM

Sep11

The High Holy Days

For us as choir boys in Winnipeg Canada in the 1950's nothing compared to the “liturgical” excitement of the High Holy Days. While all of us between 8-15 years old were the cantors on Shabbes at the...Read more...

Summertime

06/19/2014 12:10:56 PM

Jun19

Summertime

I've always seen summer as a great opportunity. Without question, we all need to rest, refresh, and “catch up with ourselves.” Our life is hectic, busy, full of emails, and constant stimulations. We all need to slow...Read more...

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