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Cross-Repertoire Motifs in Liturgical Music of the Ashkenazi Tradition: An Initial Lay of the Land

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The earlier version, entitled “Cross-Repertoire Motifs in the Liturgical Music of Ashkenazi Tradition,” was presented at the World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, 2013.  This article is an expanded and elaborated version of that paper.

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Articles
Year: 
2015

The Unfortunate Bride

Directed by Maurice Schwartz

This 1926 silent film was re-edited and had dialogue and music added to it in 1932. It's theme is similar to many other Yiddish films of that era. It is about the conflict between the traditional and modern ways of life that greeted Jewish immigrants upon their arrival in America.

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Films

Singing in the Dark

Directed by Max Nosseck  

This film is one of the first Hollywood films to deal with the Holocaust and starts cantor and star of the Yiddish cinema Moyshe Oysher in his only English language role. It is about a cantor who is a holocaust survivor with traumatic amnesia and who can only sing when he is inebriated.

Film include footage shot in the historic Levetzow Synagogue in Berlin that was razed shortly thereafter.

Excerpt from the film:

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
1956
Photo taken from the National Center for Jewish Film

Shalom Israel

This film was presented for the national committee for labor in Israel. It features explanations on the Histadrut labor union as well as performances by Sidor Belarsky (who also narrates the film) of the songs: Me'al Pisgat Har HaTzofim, Yibaneh Hamikdash, Al Adamot Moreshet, VeUlai, Shir Haemek, Kacha

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
1951

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