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By Sarah M. Ross

within the Sixties, Jewish song in the United States started to evolve. conventional liturgical tunes built right into a mix of secular and sacred sound that grew to become identified within the Eighties as “American Nusach.” leader between those advancements was once the expansion of feminist Jewish songwriting.

In this vigorous examine, Sarah M. Ross brings jointly scholarship on Jewish liturgy, U.S. historical past, and musical ethnology to explain the a number of roots and improvement of feminist Jewish track within the final region of the 20 th century. targeting the paintings of prolific songwriters resembling Debbie Friedman, Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael, Rabbi Hanna Tiferet Siegel, and Linda Hirschhorn, this quantity illuminates the biographies and oeuvres of innovators within the box, and exhibits how this new musical shape arose from the wealthy contexts of feminism, identification politics, folks tune, and Judaism. as well as offering deep content material research of person songs, Ross examines the feminist Jewish song scene around the usa, the reception of this tune, demanding situations to disseminating the song past casual settings, and the kingdom of Jewish track publishing.

Rounding out the image of the transformation of Jewish track, the amount includes appendixes of songs and songwriters a variety of musical transcriptions of feminist Jewish songs, and a complete discography.

This ebook will curiosity students and scholars within the fields of yankee Jewish background, women’s reports, feminism, ethnomusicology, and modern well known and people music.

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