Synagogue Music in the Modern Era
Changes are taking place in the leadership, participation, melodies, and instruments that are found in the synagogue.
Others may applaud the enfranchisement of the congregation as an appropriate response to every Jew's search for an active, participatory role in the synagogue. They may see the decline in choral singing as a victory for the community and herald the embrace of contemporary music as an inevitable and historically consistent response to a new era and the cultural heritage of its majority.
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