In an age when more and more synagogues are abandoning traditional prayer music, opting for sing-a-long melodies, we struggle to find the appropriate balance for maintaining a sense of tradition in congregational repertoire. However, we know that Jewish music has developed over centuries in anything but a vacuum, and therefor it must continue to adapt to modern ears and sensibilities.
This article was written for publication in 2015 in the Journal of Synagogue Music and was edited by Joe Levine. It is based on my master's thesis.
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