Reviving the Music and Heritage of Mizrahi Jewry

Jan. 20 2015

Aryeh Tepper, an American-born scholar and writer, discusses the musical traditions of Jews from Islamic lands, contemporary Mizrahi popular music in Israel, and his own, very personal encounter with Yemenite Jewry. (Interview by Yishai Fleisher; audio, about 25 minutes).

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More about: Arts & Culture, Israeli music, Jewish music, Mizrahi Jewry, Piyyut, Yemenite Jewry

 

Exploring the Political Significance of the Seder Liturgy

April 6 2020

Besides being one of the most beloved of all Jewish texts, argues Meir Soloveichik, the Haggadah is also a foundational work of Jewish political philosophy. He explains why this is so—and much else about this deceptively simple work—in an eight-part audio course. Listen to the first lecture here, and click on the link below for the entire series. (Other options for download and streaming are also available.)

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More about: Haggadah, Jewish political tradition, Seder