Monthly Archives: July 2011

Sephardic Music Resource

I was browsing the site of Hebrew Union College (Sephardic Studies), and found this online resource: Introduction to Sephardic Music It includes a 25 page PDF/paper called “Introduction to Sephardic and Mizrachi Liturgical Music” by Dr. Mark Kligman. The somewhat … Continue reading

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“Given to Gluttony” – That’s not what it says in Hebrew!

I quoted this verse to someone the other day, and they couldn’t remember it, so I looked it up in the Stone Edition of the Tanach, and it didn’t say what I remembered. Good old King James (KJV) says: Proverbs … Continue reading

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Sacred Trash – The Geniza

A new book has just been published called Sacred Trash; The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza. According to Wikipedia, a genizah is the store-room or depository in a Jewish synagogue (or cemetery), usually specifically for worn-out Hebrew-language … Continue reading

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