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Jonathan L. Friedmann

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  • Quotations on Jewish Sacred Musicby Jonathan L. Friedmann

    Hamilton Books 2011; US$ 62.50

    Quotations on Jewish Sacred Musicis a collection of over 700 quotations culled from an array of sources, including rabbinic and theological texts, sociological and anthropological studies, and historical and musicological examinations, demonstrating both the centrality of music in Jewish religious life and the diversity of thought on the subject. This... more...

  • Music, Theology and Worshipby Jonathan L. Friedmann

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 49.95

    This book offers a representative collection of insightful essays about devotional music from nineteenth-century scholars and practitioners. Addressing the social and theological import of church music, this text also explores the divine quality of the human voice, the spiritual efficacy of congregational singing, and a host of topics pertinent to... more...

  • Synagogue Songby Jonathan L. Friedmann

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    Throughout history, music has been a fixture of Jewish religious life. Musical references appear in biblical accounts of the Red Sea crossing and King Solomon's coronation, and music continues to play a central role in virtually every Jewish occasion. Through 100 brief chapters, this volume considers theoretical approaches to the study of Jewish... more...

  • Emotions in Jewish Musicby Jonathan L. Friedmann

    UPA 2012; US$ 60.50

    Emotions in Jewish Music is an insider’s view of music’s impact on Jewish devotion and identity. Written by cantors who have devoted themselves to the study and execution of Jewish music, the book’s six chapters explore a wide range of musical contexts and encounters. more...

  • Social Functions of Synagogue Songby Jonathan L. Friedmann

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 84.50

    Social Functions of Synagogue Song: A Durkheimian Approach by Jonathan L. Friedmann paints a detailed picture of the important role sacred music plays in Jewish religious communities. Drawing upon the work of Émile Durkeim, the book examines how synagogue songs serve disciplinary, cohesive, revitalizing, and euphoric functions. more...

  • Music in Biblical Lifeby Jonathan L. Friedmann

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    Music was integral to the daily life of ancient Israel. It accompanied activities as diverse as manual labor and royal processionals. At key junctures and in core institutions, musical tones were used to deliver messages, convey emotions, strengthen communal bonds and establish human-divine contact.This book explores the intricate and multifaceted... more...

  • Music in the Hebrew Bibleby Jonathan L. Friedmann

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 55.00

    Music in the Hebrew Bible investigates musical citations in the Hebrew Bible and their relevance for our times. Most biblical musical references are addressed, either alone or as a grouping, and each is considered from a modern perspective. The book consists of one hundred brief essays divided into four parts. Part one offers general overviews of musical... more...

  • The Value of Sacred Musicby Jonathan L. Friedmann

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 45.00

    This collection of historically significant essays focuses on the purpose and function of sacred music. Issues of historicity, spirituality, standardization and other topics central to the study of Protestant, Catholic and Jewish sacred music from 1801 to 1918 are explored. Moving from musicology to psychology and to religious studies, this volume... more...

  • Music in Jewish Thoughtby Jonathan L. Friedmann

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 45.00

    With the nineteenth century came new freedom for European Jews. Enjoying an integration that had been denied since the Middle Ages, they now wrestled with the form and degree of that integration in all areas of their lives, including in their creation, appreciation, and criticism of music. The writings focus on Jewish musicology, biography, historical... more...

  • Music in Our Livesby Jonathan L. Friedmann

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    Music research has entered something of a Golden Age. Technological advances and scholarly inquiry have merged in interdisciplinary studies--drawing on psychology, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, anthropology and other fields--that illuminate the musical nature of our species. This volume develops, supports and challenges that body of research,... more...