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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18

HEBR 63.02 Songs of the Jewish People

The songs of the Jewish people capture over a millennium of Jewish life. Using YouTube, DVDs, and the Dartmouth Jewish Sound Archive, the world’s largest on-line resource for Jewish song (predominantly Hebrew but also in Yiddish, Ladino, English and other languages), we will identify major textual themes and genres, and explore musical forms and genres, performance and setting in Jewish life (such as Sephardic maqam, Hasidic niggun, contemporary Orthodox-American folk). We will also consider how the Jewish people have perceived their songs in terms of folk, pop and classic, sacred and secular, traditional and innovation. Several performers will contribute live workshops and discuss their art. No prerequisites.  No knowledge of Hebrew required; all materials will be available in English.



Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:ART; WCult:NW

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.


Not offered in the period from 17F through 19S