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WATCH: Table Top Rhythms for Jewish Singing

Joey Weisenberg | Posted 07.03.2012 | Religion
Joey Weisenberg

In traditional synagogues, many Jews refrain from playing instruments on the Sabbath. I treat this instrumental limitation as an opportunity to creatively explore the musical and spiritual possibilities that exist outside of instruments.

Jewish Singing: A Practical Guide To Fostering Communal Music

Joey Weisenberg | Posted 07.31.2011 | Religion
Joey Weisenberg

Music changes when other people enter the scene, often miraculously and for the better. Shared music, in short, is ephemeral, a product of the here and now.

Lighting Up The Darkness: Hanukkah As A Spiritual Practice

Rabbi Shai Held | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Shai Held

All around us is darkness. And what do we do? We light a fire. Not a bonfire, but a small fire -- now one, now another, and so forth for eight nights.