Folklore | Music in Judaism
F358 | 28866 | J. Cohen
Fulfills COLL Arts & Humanities, Culture Studies List A
Jewish Studies students contact firstname.lastname@example.org for
Non-Jewish Studies students register for section # 28866.
Above class meets with MUS-M410.
In this course, we will explore the variety of ways people have used
music to describe, inscribe, symbolize and editorialize the Jewish
experience: from biblical times, to cantorial music, to Israeli
popular music, American Jewish hip-hop and beyond. Although we will
cover much of our material in chronological order, this course
offers more than just a survey of “Jewish music history.” Rather,
music will serve as our window into questions of religious, ethnic,
national and historical identity from biblical times to the present.
A basic familiarity with Judaism, music history, and/or musical
terminology is helpful for the course, but by no means required. All
translations will be provided, and all musical analysis will be
taught and explained thoroughly.