Projects

Hassidic music The oral and written documentation of all Hassidic musical traditions found in Israel has been one of the seminal projects of the JMRC since its inception. Researchers Yaakov Mazor and Andre Hajdu started to record live events at most Hassidic courts in Israel in the mid-...

The dramatic immigration of the Ethiopian Jews from their country of origin to Israel in the 1980’s and 1990’s has moved the hearts of people all around the world. Upon the initiative of the JMRC, a joint French and Israeli research team was set up in 1985 to document in detail the liturgy of the...

Eastern and North African Sephardic Liturgies The extensive documentation of the diverse liturgical paraliturgical traditions of the Sephardic Jews in the former lands of the Ottoman Empire and in the Maghreb (Western North Africa) has been one of the main foci of the JMRC research efforts...

“From Berlin to Jerusalem and Back - The Letters of German-Jewish Musicologist Edith Gerson Kiwi (1908-1992),” is a joint venture of the Europäisches Zentrum für Jüdische Musik (Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover, Germany) and the Jewish Music Research Centre (Hebrew University of...

A.Z. Idelsohn in Jerusalem, center with glasses. Surrounding him are likely some of his musical informants. David Yellin is seated in the foreground. Exact date of photograph unknown  Is music intrinsically political? The best-known Jewish song in the world is “Hava Nagila” (“Come, let us...

  On March 15, 1899, the distinguished scholar, cantor, composer and avid manuscript collector Eduard Birnbaum of Königsberg published a short article modestly titled “Unsere erste Musikbeilage” (“Our first musical supplement”) in Israelitischer Lehrer und Kantor, an insert of the Berlin-based...

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