If there is one Jewish song known by Jews and non-Jews alike, it is undoubtedly Hava Nagila. From its obscure origins in early twentieth-century Palestine, the song has gone on to become a perennial favorite at weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, and Jewish--and non-Jewish--cultural events around the world.Read more
An overview of various forms of synagogue and religious music.
The music of the synagogue celebrates both the diversity and unity of the Jewish people.
A mystical musical prayer introduced by Hasidism.
Learning to appreciate hazzanut.
Traditional musical motifs, called nusah, give each service of Jewish prayer a distinct sound.
The music and lyrics expressed the dreams of a new nation.
Israeli music has a rich history reaching back before the founding of the State.
A unique sound emanating from a unique place
The colorful history of the Israeli national anthem.
Ethiopian-inspired music has hit the big time in Israel.
Hasidic rabbi Shlomo Carlebach composed and popularized catchy melodies for short liturgical texts.
A Jewish musical phenomenon
This Israeli songwriter is famous for lyrics of such songs as "Jerusalem of Gold" and "Lu Yehi".
This Yemenite singer has played a prominent role on the Israeli and International music scene.
This legendary Israeli singer has created an unparalleled and multilingual body of music.
Klezmer music finds new life in America in the late 1900s.
The Jewish contribution to the development of rock music.
Dylan's Jewish influences are never far from the surface.
The American composer, conductor, teacher, and pianist infused his work with his Jewish heritage.
A Latino Jewish urban collective.