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Question: I used to go to a temple where they would play musical instruments during the Friday night prayer service. I’ve since joined an Orthodox congregation, but I think that listening to music and song while connecting to G‑d is the one thing I long f...
Question: I feel quite sad for a dearly loved friend I've got back in touch. Years ago, he once was a professional solo composer and lyricist at the time of his teshuvah. We lost touch. When we reconnected again, not only he has been married for 3 years, ...
Why Jewish music is (so often) in minor
Question: It seems that Hebrew music is always in minor. Is that correct, and if so, is there a spiritual significance? Answer: I also found this intriguing. Even more intriguing is the explanation I found in Shaarei Teshuva, a mystical work written by Ra...
The singing voice of a woman is considered sensual and possibly stimulating to males. It is therefore forbidden for a man to hear a woman other than his immediate family sing and it is prohibited to pray or study Torah in that environment. Several halachi...
Question: Music is an important part of life... It holds so many memories for each of us... So what is acceptable? Please help and guide me. Answer: I agree. Music is such an important part of life. It has the power to connect us to all kinds of places. I...
Music has far more power than most of us realize. I'm sure you've noticed how profound an effect music can have on your mood. In truth, its effects reach even deeper. There are two issues regarding non-Jewish music: the lyrics, and the music itself. Maimo...
As a lad David played for Saul, and at the end of his life, he is described as the “sweet singer of Israel.”
Did the women actually sing? And why the musical instruments?
After the great miracle of the Splitting of the Sea, Moses led the Jewish people in singing praises to G‑d. The Torah then describes how Miriam led the women in singing their own song of praise, while dancing and playing musical instruments: Miriam, the p...
Question: Is it important that the Torah be read in the traditional melody? Who made up these melodies anyway? Response: The actual Torah scroll contains only letters. The printed editions, known as Chumashim, commonly contain not only the vowel markings,...
Although I have not seen this explanation applied to this particular question, I think it fits . . .
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