Jewish Music

Jewish Music

The Nigun

A mystical musical prayer introduced by Hasidic Judaism.

Jewish Music

The Music of Shlomo Carlebach

Though not necessarily written for worship, neo-Hasidic melodies quickly found their way into the synagogue.

Jewish Music

Debbie Friedman: Singing Unto God

A self-taught musical phenomenon, she had a huge impact on liberal Jewish worship.

Hanukkah Song and Music Guide

Where to find recordings and lyrics for classic (and modern) Hanukkah songs.

Zemirot, or Shabbat Table Songs

Learn the most popular songs associated with the day of rest.

Leonard Cohen: Poet, Prophet, Eternal Optimist

A famous songwriter whose novels and poems explored Jewish identity and spirituality.

Klezmer Music

Ashkenazi "Old Country" music found new life in America in the late 20th century.

Hava Nagila’s Long, Strange Trip

The unlikely history of a Hasidic melody.

7 Classic Christmas Songs Written By Jews

From 'White Christmas' to 'Winter Wonderland,' some of the most famous songs of the season are by members of the Tribe.

How “Hatikvah” (The Hope) Became Israel’s National Anthem

The surprising history of one of modern Judaism's most important songs.

Jewish Music 101

Music has been a part of Jewish life since biblical times, and remains integral to the Jewish religious and cultural experiences.

Leonard Bernstein: Jewish America’s Favorite (Musical) Son

A celebrated American composer, conductor, teacher, and pianist who infused his work with his Jewish heritage

Israeli Folk Music

The music and lyrics expressed the dreams of a new nation.

Jewish Music Quiz

How much do you know about Jewish music?

American Jewish Music

The contribution of Jews to the production of "mainstream" music in America is of great significance.