Shul Sounds

By Avi Rockoff

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, November 2010

The author discusses the sounds of the contemporary synagogue as it has changed over time -- the decline of traditional nusach (prayer style), the inclusion of new melodies, the ascending standards for chanting Torah, the dynamics of decorum, unauthorized chatter and shushing, and other sounds to be found in the beit knesset (synagogue, house of gathering).

Topic: Congregations and Synagogues, Culture, Prayer, Change, Synagogues and Congregations

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.41/No.674

Page Number(s): 10

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Rockoff, Avi. Shul Sounds. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. November 2010: 10.


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