Director, script, editor: Tlalim, Asher
Executive Producer: Jochsberger, Tzipora
For digital version viewable on Windows Media Player see: online catalogue of the Steven Spielberg Filmarchive Jerusalem (VT IM06 1-6)
Documentary. The film follows Jo Amar, a liturgical poet, singer and composer, a unique personality who reflects the beauty of North African Jewry. In the film we will experience stages of his life and take him back to the regions of his youth, the exotic landscapes of Morocco. The film tracks the story of his Aliyah to Israel, his first steps in the world of Israeli music, the recordings and performances around the world.
Director: Shaul Meislish
Length: 48 min.
The most important anthology of Jewish music. The first five volumes contain music of Oriental Jewish communities which Idelsohn heard in Jerusalem during the years 1907-1921. The other five volumes contain music of Ashkenazi communities which Idelsohn collected from different sources. Volumes VI and VII are based on the manuscripts of the Birnbaum Collection at the Library of the Hebrew Union College Cincinnati.
The article reexamines the connection between psalmodic performance and the cantillation style of the book of Job, proverbs and Psalms in the Eastern Sephardic communities of Morrocco, Djerba and Iraq.
Sephardic music is broadly devided along gender lines into the lithurgical/paralithurgical (men's repertoire) secular (women's repertoire). Wedding songs are the repertoire most specific to women. The songs examined were sung by women of Moroccan origin now residing in Montreal. The book was originally published in 1987 as Contributions in Women's Studies No. 79 by Greenwood Press Inc. Westport, CT. OR NEW YORK?????? (check)