Sources of the Sacred Song
Crossroads in Jewish Liturgical Poetry
By: Joseph Yahalom
Publisher: Magnes Press
Catalog number: 45-541011
Weight: 600 gr.
eBook for Magnes App $21
The book is concerned with the main trends in Jewish Liturgy during Late Antiquity and its connections and inter relations with Aramaic Targum, Midrash, mysticism, popular beliefs, structure and rhyme patterns as performed amid Late Antique Synagogues in Palestine, as well as the later spread of these fertile products to Southern Italy and then to the rest of Europe. The book discusses the different layers of poets and performers as presented in ancient manuscripts which were preserved in the Cairo Geniza collections and later in European Mahzorim, and the fascinating struggle of survival of the different liturgical cycles.
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