Modern Love: A 12th-Century Liturgical Poem

By Channa Pinchasi

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, April 2011

The author discusses the 12th century piyyut (liturgical poem) Yedidi Hashachachta, by Rabbi Yehuda Halevi, and a modern setting and recording of the piece by Israeli composer and performer Etti Ankari. The piyyut, set in the voice of a female lover, echoes the Song of Songs in its sexual imagery, and provides a medieval model of passionate women who voice their desires.

Topic: Literature, Artistic Expression, Liturgy, Music

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.41/no.679

Page Number(s): 21-22

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Identifier: issn:0049-0385

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Pinchasi, Channa. Modern Love: A 12th-Century Liturgical Poem. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. April 2011: 21-22.


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