Jewish tradition teaches that music unlocks the door to divine connection.
The final chapter of the Book of Psalms calls for a symphony of horns, drums, lyres and more.
How Jewish women worked their way into the field of synagogue music.
Learning to appreciate hazzanut (cantorial music)
The talented cantor Yossele Rosenblatt (1882-1933) becomes an international star.
The cantor whose religious observance led him to reject some offers of fame and fortune.
Traditional musical motifs, called nusah, give each service of Jewish prayer a distinct sound.
Today the Bible is chanted in synagogues with an intricate musical system, but the practice began with one man projecting in a marketplace.
The music of the synagogue celebrates both the diversity and unity of the Jewish people.
An overview of synagogue and religious music, including cantillation, nusah, the nigun, cantors and cantorial music, and the influence of prayer in the synagogue.