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to Yiddish Music and Culture

This 2003 resource guide is an extensive but not necessarily comprehensive, unannotated listing of resources for Yiddish culture, history, language, music, dance, etc. Questions may be directed to Joshua Horowitz, horowitz@budowitz.com, esteemed klezmer musician and KlezCalifornia Advisory Council member.

Acknowledgements

This resource guide has been possible due to the generous contributions and hard work of:

Bibliographical Articles

  • Adler, Israel, The study of Jewish Music. A bibliographical guide (Jerusalem 1995)
  • Benzoor, Nina, Bibliography of the Jewish music periodicals (AMLI studies in music bibliography 2; Haifa 1970)
  • Heskes, Irene, The resource book of Jewish music. A bibliographical and topical guide to the book and journal literature and program materials (Connecticut 1985)
  • Joel, Issachar, Index of articles on Jewish Studies (Jerusalem 1969 - ...)
  • Lerski, G.J. en H.T. Lerski comp., Jewish-Polish co-existence, 1772-1939. A topical bibliography (New York 1986)
  • Schwarzbaum, Haim, Studies in Jewish and World Folklore : appendix II, I. Jewish folksong, folk-music and folk-dance, 409-417
  • Segre, Marcella, Bibliography of Jewish music bibliographies (AMLI studies in music bibliography 3; Haifa 1970)
  • Sendrey, Alfred, A bibliography of Jewish music (New York 1954)
  • Seroussi, Edwin, ‘Eduard Birnbaum: a bibliography' in: Israel Adler en Bathja Bayer ed., Yuval. Studies of the Jewish Music Research Centre IV (Jerusalem 1982) 170-179
  • Shunami, S., Bibliography of Jewish bibliographies (Jerusalem 1965)
  • Shunami, S., Bibliography of Jewish bibliographies. Supplement (Jerusalem 1975)
  • Weinreich, Uriel en Beatrice Weinreich, Yiddish language and folklore. A selective bibliography for research ('s Gravenhage 1959)
  • Yassif, Eli, Jewish folklore. An annotated bibliography (New York 1986)
  • Bibliography of the publications of Hanoch Avenary (1978-1991), Orbis Musicae [?] , 278-281
  • Boerner, C.G., Katalog der Musikbibliothek des Herrn J.B. Weckerlin (Leipzig 1910)
  • Breitkopf en Härtel, Das Musikbuch. Bücher über die Musiker, die Musik und Instrumente (Leipzig 1913)
  • Forkel, Johann Nicolaus, Allgemeine Litteratur der Music (Leipzig 1792)
  • Holzapfel, Otto, Lexicon folkloristischer Begriffe und Theorien (Bern 1996)
  • Oetke, H., Der deutsche Volkstanz. Mit einer Auswahlbibliographie und einem Notenanhang von dr. Kurt Petermann (Berlijn 1982)
  • Petermann, Kurt, Tanzbibliographie (Leipzig 1987)

General Books

  • Abrahams, Israel, Jewish life in the Middle Ages (Philadelphia 1958)
  • leichem, Sholem, Stempenju (Berlijn 1934).
  • Arnold, Hermann, Vaganten, Komödianten, Fieranten und Briganten. Untersuchungen zum Vagantenproblem an vagierenden Bevölkerungsgruppen vorwiegend der Pfalz (Stuttgart 1958)
  • Asaria, Zvi, ed., Die Juden in Köln von den aeltesten Zeiten bis zur Gegenwart (Koeln 1959)
  • Beckermann, Ruth, ed., Die Mazzesinsel. Juden in der Wiener Leopoldstadt 1918-1938 (Wenen 1984)
  • Beizer, Michael, The Jews of St. Petersburg: excursions through a noble past (Philadelphia 1989)
  • Boehncke, Heiner en Rolf Johannsmeier eds., Das Buch der Vaganten. Spieler, Huren, Leutbetrüger (Keulen 1987)
  • Bolte, Johannes, Fahrende Leute in der Literatur des 15. und 16. Jahrhunderts (Berlijn 1928)
  • Beukers, Mariëlla en Renée Waale, Tracing An-Sky. Jewish Collections from the State Ethnographic Museum in St. Petersburg (Zwolle 1992)
  • Berliner, Abraham, Aus dem Leben der deutschen Juden im Mittelalter (Berlin 1900)
  • Bondi, J.H., Aus dem Jüdischen Russland vor vierzig Jahren (Frankfurt a.M. 1927)
  • Christmann, E., Pfälzisches Wörterbuch (Wiesbaden 1984)
  • Dawidowicz, Lucy, The Jewish presence. Essays on identity and history (New York 1978)
  • Dicker, H., Die Geschichte der Juden in Ulm. Ein Beitrag zur Wirtschaftsgeschichte des Mittelalters (Rottweil a.M. 1937)
  • Ehrmann, Elieser L., Purim. Ein Quellenheft (Berlijn 1937)
  • Freudenthal, Max, Leipziger Meßgäste: die jüdischen Besucher der Leipziger Messen in den Jahren 1675 bis 1764 (Frankfurt a.M. 1928)
  • Fuks, Marian e.a., Polnische Juden. Geschichte und Kultur (z.p., zj.)
  • Fuld, L., Das jüdische Verbrechertum. Eine Studie über den Zusammenhang zwischen Religion und Kriminalität (Leipzig 1885)
  • Gerrits, A.W.M. en Ramkema, H. red., Het onvoltooide verleden.Twee eeuwen Oost-Europa en het joodse vraagstuk (Utrecht 1993)
  • Gitelman, Zvi, A century of ambivalence. The Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union, 1881 to the present (New York 1988)
  • Gjorgjevic, Tihomir R., Die Zigeuner in Serbien (Budapest 1903)
  • Glanz, Rudolf, Geschichte des niederen jüdischen Volkes in Deutschland. Ein Studie über historisches Gaunertum, Bettelwesen und Vagantentum (New York 1968)
  • Grimm, I.W., Deutsches Wörterbuch (Berlijn 1883-1935)
  • Grözinger, Karl Erich ed., Die wirtschaftklichen und kulturellen Beziehungen zwischen den jüdischen Gemeinden in Polen und Deutschland vom 16. is zum 20. ahrhundert (Wiesbaden 1992)
  • Haumann, Heiko, Geschichte der Ostjuden (München 1991)
  • Hauser, A., Sozialgeschichte der Kunst und Literatur (München 1978)
  • Iggers, Wilma, ed., Die Juden in Böhmen und Mähren. Ein historisches Lesebuch (München 1986)
  • Kisch, Guido, Jewry-Law in medieval Germany : laws and court decisions concerning Jews (New York 1949)
  • Kluge, Friedrich, Rotwelsch. Quellen und Wortschatß der Gaunersprache und der verwandten Geheimsprachen I. Rotwelsches Quellenbuch (Straatsburg 1901)
  • Kobler, Franz, ed., Letters of Jews through the ages. From biblical times to the middle of the 18th century (Londen 1952)
  • Kopecny, Angelika, Fahrende und Vagabunden. Ihre Geschichte, Überlebenskünste, Zeichen und Straßen (Berlijn 1980)
  • Liebe, Georg, Das Judenthum in der deutschen Vergangenheit (Jena 1924)
  • Maurer, F., Südhessisches Wörterbuch (Marburg 1973-'77)
  • Mendelsohn-Bartholdy, Felix, Briefe 1830-1847. Erster Teil, Briefe 1830-1832 (Leipzig 1899)
  • Mendelsohn-Bartholdy, Felix, Briefe 1830-1847. Zweiter Teil, Briefe 1832-1847 (1832-1847)
  • Narkiss, Bezalel, Hebrew illuminated manuscripts (Jerusalem 1969)
  • Narkiss, Bezalel en Gabrielle Sed-Rajna, Index of Jewish Art. Iconographical index of Hebrew illuminated manuscripts vol. iV Illuminated manuscripts of the Kaufmann collection at the library of the Hungarian academy of sciences (Budapest 1988)
  • Naschér, Ed., Das Buch des juedischen Jargons nebst einem Anhang, die Gauner oder die "Kochemersprache" mit Quellennachweis u. Erklaruengen(Wenen 1910)
  • Newman, Louis I. ed., The Hasidic Anthology. Tales and teachings of the Hasidim (Londen 1935)
  • Nübling, Eugen, Die Judengemeinden des Mittelalters, insbesondere die Judengemeinde der Reichsstadt Ulm. Ein Beitrag zur deutschen Städte- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte (Ulm 1896)
  • Pribram, Alfred Francis, Österreich. Urkunden und Actenstuecke zur Geschichte des Kurfuersten Friedrich Wilhelm von Brandenburg; Bd. 14 (Berlin 1890-1891)- Rabinowicz, Hasidism the movement and its masters (Northvale 1988)
  • Roth, Cecil, Die Kunst der Juden (Frankfurt a.M. 1963)
  • Roth, Philip, Juden auf Wanderschaft (Keulen 1985)
  • Rothchild, Sylvia, A special legacy. An oral history of Soviet Jewish emigrés in the United States
  • Rubens, Alfred, A jewish iconography (Londen 1954)
  • Sandrow, N., Vagabond stars : a world history of Yiddish theater (New York 1977)
  • Schreier-Hornung, Antonie, Spielleute, Fahrende, Aussenseiter: Künstler der mittelalterlichen Welt (Göppingen 1981)
  • Schudt, J.J., Jüdische Merkwürdigkeiten (Frankfurt a.M. 1714-1718)
  • Schwicker, J.H., Die Zigeuner in Ungarn und Siebenbürgen . Die Völker Oesterreich-Ungarns. Etnografische und culturhistorische Schilderungen. Band 12 (Wenen 1883)
  • Simon, Hennann, Die Neue Synagoge Berlin.Geschichte - Gegenwart - Zukunft (Berlijn 1992)
  • Stein, Joseph, Anatevka. Fiddler on the Roof (Amsterdam 1964)
  • Sternberg, Ghitta, Stefanesti : portrait of a Romanian shtetl (Oxford 1984)
  • Strauss, Heinrich, Die Kunst der Juden im Wandel der Zeit und Umwelt. Das Judenproblem im Spiegel der Kunst (Tübingen 1972)
  • Strauck, H.L., Jüdisches Wörterbuch (Leipzig 1916)
  • Treimer, Karl, Das Tsechische Rotwelsch. Entstehung und Schichten (Heidelberg 1937)
  • Vehrus, M.A., Der Chassidismus (Pleschen 1901)
  • Wexler, Paul, The Ashkenazic Jews. A Slavo- Turkic people in search of a Jewish identity (Columbus 1993)
  • Weiker, Walter F., Ottomans, Turks and the Jewish polity. A history of the Jews of Turkey (Lanham 1992)
  • Winter en Wünsche, Die Jüdische Literatur seit Abschluss des Kanons II (Hildesheim 1965)
  • Wolf, Gerson, Die Juden. Die Völker Oesterreich-Ungarns. Etnografische und culturhistorische Schilderungen. Band 7 (Wenen 1883)
  • Wolf, S.A., Wörterbuch des Rotwelschen. Deutsche Gaunersprache (Mannheim 1956)

Books, Music

  • Adler, Israel, Jewish music. A selected list of reference works and song collections (Parijs 1959)
  • Adler, Israel, La pratique musicale savante dans quelques communautés juives en Europe aux XVIIE et XVIIIE siècles I (Parijs 1966)
  • Alexandru, Tiberiu, Romanian folk music (Boekarest 1980)
  • Allen, Warren Dwight, Philosophies of music history. A study of general histories of music (New York 1962)
  • Beissinger, Margaret H., The art of the lautar : the epic tradition of Romania (New York 1991)
  • Braun, Hartmut, Einführung in die musikalische Volkskunde (Darmstadt 1985)
  • Braun, Joachim, Vladimir Karbusicky und Heidi Tamar Hoffmann ed., Verfemte Musik : Komponisten in den Diktaturen unseres Jahrhunderts ; Dokumentation des Kolloquiums vom 9.-12. Januar 1993 in Dresden (Frankfurt am Main 1994)
  • Dalman, Gustaf Herman, Jüdischdeutsche Volkslieder aus Galizien und Russland (Leipzig 1888)
  • Degele, Ludwig, Die Militaermusik : ihr Werden und Wesen, ihre kulturelle und nationale Bedeutung (Wolfenbuettel 1937)
  • Ewen, David, Hebrew music. A study and an interpretation (New York 1931)
  • Finko, David, The Klezmers. One act opera after the story "A musician dies" by I.L. Peretz (Philadelphia z.j.)
  • Goldin, Max, On musical connections between Jews and their neighbouring peoples of Eastern and Western Europe (University of Massachusetts 1989)
  • Goldin, Max, ed., Anthology of Jewish folk songs (St. Petersburg 1994)
  • Grözinger, Karl Erich, Musik und Gesang in der Theologie der frühen Jüdischen Literatur (Tübingen 1982)
  • Heskes, Irene, Studies in Jewish music.The collected writings of A.W. Binder (New York 197l)
  • Hoerburger, Felix, Musica vulgaris. Lebensgesetze der instrumentalen Volksmusik (Erlangen 1966)
  • Idelsohn, A.Z., Hebraïsch-Oriëntalischer Melodienschatz (Leipzig 1914- 1932)
  • Idelsohn, A.Z, Jewish music in its historical development (3e printing; New York 1967)
  • Kaufman, Nicolai, Bulgarische Volksmusik (Sofia 1977)
  • Knaus, Herwig, Die Musiker im Archivbestand des kaiserlichen Obersthofmeisteramtes (1637-1705) bd. II (Wenen 1968)
  • Kodály, Zoltán, Folk Music of Hungary (New York 1987; revised and enlarged by Lajos Vargyas)
  • Komma, Michael, Das Böhmische Musikantentum (Kassel 1960)
  • Lach, Robert, Zur Geschichte des musikalischen Zunftwesens (Wenen 1923)
  • Lorenz, Franz, Die Musikerfamilie Benda (Berlijn 1969-'71)
  • Mönckeberg, Adolf, Die Stellung der Spielleute im Mittelalter (Berlijn 1910)
  • Nettl, Alte Jüdische Spielleute und Musiker (Praag 1923)
  • Nettl, Paul, The book of musical documents (New York 1948)
  • Newman, Louis 1. ed., The Hasidic Anthology. Tales and teachings of the Hasidim (London 1935)
  • Olkhovsky, Andrey, Music under the Soviets. The agony of an art (Londen 1965)
  • Pastemak, Velvel, Songs of the Chassidim II (New York 1971)
  • Peuckert en Lauffer, Volkskunde. Quellen und Forschungen seit 1930 (Bern 1951)
  • Rosenberg, Neil V., ed., Transforming tradition. Folk music revivals examined (Chicago 1993)
  • Rosenstiel, Léonie, History of Music (New York 1982)
  • Rothmüller, A.M., The music of the Jews. A historical appreciation (Cranbury 1975)
  • Rubin, Ruth, Voices of a people. The story of Yiddish folksong (Philadelphia 1979)
  • Salmen, Walter, Geschichte der Musik in Westfalen (Kassel 1963)
  • Salmen, Walter, Jüdische Musikanten und Tänzer vom 13.bis 20.Jahrhundert (Innsbruck 1991)
  • Sapoznik, Henry, The Compleat Klezmer (New York 1987)
  • Sapoznik, Henry en Dion, Shulamis,The Klezmer Plus! Folio (New York 1991)
  • Schmidt, L., Volksgesang und Volkslied (Berlijn 1970)
  • Schwarz, Boris, Music and musical life in Soviet Russia 1917-1970 (London 1972)
  • Seaman, C.R., History of Russian music (Oxford 1965)
  • Seay, Albert, Music in the medieval world (2e druk; New Jersey 1975)
  • Sendrey, Alfred, The music of the Jews in the Diaspora (up to 1800). A contribution to the social and cultural history oft he Jews (New York 1970)
  • Slobin, Mark, Tenement songs. The popular music of the Jewish immigrants (Illinois 1982)
  • Slobin, Mark ed., Old Jewish Folk Music. The collections and writings of Moshe Beregovski (University of Pennsylvania Press 1982)
  • Ssabanejew, L.L., Geschichte der russischen Musik (Hildesheim 1982; n.dr. Leipzig 1926)
  • Ssabanejew, L., Die nationale jüdische Schule in der Musik (Wenen 1927)
  • Staiman, Mordechai ed., Niggun: stories behind the chassidic songs that inspire Jews (z.p., z.j.)
  • Stockmann, Doris ed., Volks- und Popularmusik in Europa (Laaber 1992)
  • Stokes, Martin, ed., Ethnicity, Identity and Music. The musical construction of place (Oxford 1994)
  • Strohm, Reinhard, The rise of European music (Cambridge 1993)
  • Titon, J.T. ed., Worlds of music. An introduction to the music of the World's peoples (New York 1984)
  • Vogeleis, Martin, Quellen und Bausteine zu einer Geschichte der Musik und des Theaters im Elsaß 500-1800 (Straatsburg 1911)
  • Weinreich, Max ed., Studies in Yiddish folklore by Y.L. Cahan (New York 1952)
  • Weisser, Albert, The modern renaissance of Jewish music. Events and figures Eastern Europe and America (New York 1954)
  • Werner, Eric, Hebrew Music (Keulen 1961)
  • Werner, Eric, A voice still heard.. The sacred songs of the Ashkenazic Jews (Pennsylvania State University Press 1976)

Articles & Reference Sources

  • Abramson, Glenda en Dovid Katz ed., The Blackwell companion to Jewish culture from the 18th century to the present (Oxford 1989)
    • Barry Weinberg, 'Klezmer': 416-17
    • Alexander Knap, 'Jewish Music': 530-32
    • Marian Fuks, lemma 'Polish- Jewish Music': 532-35
    • Krassner, Orly Leah, ‘Jews in musical performance': 541-543
    • Ruth Zemova, lemma'Music, Russian- Jewish': 536-538
  • Baines, Anthony, ed., The Oxford companion to musical instruments (Oxford 1992)
    • ‘Clarinet': 65-69
    • ‘Dulcimer': 100-102
  • Fischel, Jack en Sanford Pinsker eds., Jewish-American history and culture. An encyclopedia (New York 1992)
    • Kanter, Kenneth A., ‘Music, popular': 431-435
    • Sapoznik, Henry,  ‘Music, Yiddish': 442-449
  • Finscher, Ludwig, ed., Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart : allgemeine Enzyklopaedie der Musik (Kassel 1994)
    • diverse auteurs: ‘Jüdische Musik': 1511-1569
    • Martin Ruhnke, ‘Kapelle': 1788-1798
  • Hartnoland, Phyllis en Peter Found eds., The concise Oxford companion to the theatre (Oxford 1992)
    • Goldfaden': 190
    • ‘Jewish drama': 244
  • Marcuse, Sybil ed., ‘Musical instruments. A comprehensive dictionary (New York 1975)
    • ‘Clarinet': 106-109
    • ‘Dulcimer': 159-160
  • Robijns, J. en M. Zijlstra eds., Algemene Muziek Encyclopedie (Haarlem 1979-1984):
    • Ravina, M., ‘Jiddische liederen': 73-105
  • Schoeps, J.H. ed., Neues Lexicon des Judentums (München 1992)
    • Alphons Silbermann,  'Jüdische Musik': 328- 29
  • Singer, Isidore ed., The Jewish Encyclopedia (New York 1904/1905)
    • 'Marriage ceremonies': 340- 347
    • 'Music and musical instruments': 118-119
    • 'Musie, synagogal': 119-135
  • Sadie, Stanley en George Grove eds.,The New Grove dictionary of music and musicians (London 1980)
    • John Wright, 'Jewish Music': 614-645
  • The Rough Guide to World Music
    • 'Rhythm and Jews. Klezmer was born in the shtetls of Eastern Europe - and reborn in the USA': 641-647

Articles

Guide to Abbreviations:
MGWJ: Monatsschrift für Geschichte und Wissenschaft des Judentums
OM: Orbis Musicae
MJV: Mitteilungen zur Jüdische Volkskunde
JIFMC: Joumal of the International Folk Music Council
  • Adler, Israel, ‘Key to the Eduard Birnbaum collection of Jewish music at the Hebrew Union College, Cincinatti', OM 10 (1990-'91) 144-151
  • Adler, Israel, ‘«A la recherche de chants perdus». La redécouverte des collections du ‘Cabinet' de musique juive de Moisei I. Beregovski' in: V. Dehoux e.a. ed., Ndroje balendro. Musiques, terrains et disciplines. Textes offerts à Simha Aron (Parijs 1995)
  • Ain, Abraham, ‘Swislocz: portrait of a Jewish community in Eastern Europe' in: Deborah Dash Moore ed., East European Jews in two worlds: studies from the "Yivo Annual" (New York 1990) 22-50
  • Antscherl, Moritz, ‘Hochzeitslied', MJV no.2 (1905) 107-108
  • Avenary, Hanoch, ‘"Flute for a bride or a dead man". The symbolism of the flute according to Hebrew sources', OM 1/1 (1971) 11-23
  • Avenary, Hanoch, ‘"Hydraules and chorales": a chapter of Jewish relations to hellenistic music culture' in: Hanoch avenary, Encounters of East and West (Tel-Aviv 1979) 7-10
  • Avenary, Hanoch, ‘The hasidic nigun. Ethos and melos of a folk liturgy' in: Hanoch avenary, Encounters of East and West (Tel-Aviv 1979) 158-165
  • Bamberger, ‘Jüdische Volkslieder aus Galizien'. MJV 16/4 (1913) 12-14
  • Barasch, Moshe, ‘Traces of jewish musicians in the Trattato of Lamazzo', Yuval. Studies of the Jewish Music Research Centre (1968) 86-89
  • Beckerman, Michael, ‘Where folk roots still survive', New York Times 15 febrauri 1998 (http://www.geocities.com/nashville/5546/neti.html)
  • Beilin, S., ‘Jüdische Volkslieder aus Rußland', MJV 15/4 (1912) 125-134 en 16/1 (1913) 12-21
  • Ben-Amos, Dan, ‘On the final[s] in"Folkloristics"', Journal of American Folklore 98/389 (1985) 334-336
  • Benda, Franz, 'Franz Benda's autobiography' in: Paul Nettl, Forgotten musicians (New York 1951) 204-245
  • Bergmann, J., ‘Folkloristische Beiträge', MGWJ 79 (1935) 322-334
  • Blaustein, Richard, ‘Rethinking folk revivalism: grass-roots preservationism and folk romanticism' in: Neil V. Rosenberg ed., Transforming tradition. Folk music revivals examined (Chicago 1993) 258-274
  • Bohlmann, Philip V., 'Folk music in the urban German-Jewish community, 1890-1939', Musica Judaica (zj.) 23-34
  • Bohlman, Philip V. en Mark Slobin, ‘Music in the ethnic communities of Israel. Introudction', Asian music XVII/2 (1986) 1-9
  • Bohlman, Philip V., ‘Die Volksmusik und die Verstädterung der deutsch-jüdischen Gemeinden in den Jahrzehnten vor dem Zweiten Weltkrieg', Jahrbuch für Volksliedforschung 34 (1989) 25-41
  • Bohlman, Philip V., ‘Musical life in the Central European jewish village' in: Ezra Mendelssohn ed., Modern Jews and their musical agendas (Studies in contemporary Jewry IX; New York 1993) 17-40
  • Bohlman, Philip V., ‘Musik als Widerstand: jüdische Musik in Deutschland 1933-1940', Jahrbuch für Volksliedforschung 40 (1995) 49-75
  • Brandl, Rudolf M., 'Kunst- und Volksmusikinstrumente in den Beziehungen Zwischen Orient und Okzident seit Anfang des 19. Jahrhunderts' in: Jahrbuch für musikalische Volks- und Volkerkunde XIII (1988) 44-53
  • Braun, Joachim, 'The Jews and the Jewish idiom in Soviet music' in: <>Braun, Joachim, 'Mosche Beregovski: Zum Schicksal eines sowjetischen Ethnomusikologen', Jahrbuch für Volksliedforschung 33 (1988) 70-80
  • Cantwell, Robert, ‘When we were good: class and culture in the folk revival' in: Neil V. Rosenberg ed., Transforming tradition. Folk music revivals examined (Chicago 1993) 35-60
  • Cohen, Judith, ‘Jubal in the middle ages' in: Yuval. Studies of the Jewish Music Research Centre III (Jerusalem 1974) 83-100
  • Einstein, Albert, ‘Juden in der Musik' in: Albert Einstein, Von Schütz bis Hindemith. Essays über Musik und Musiker (Zürich 1957) 268-272
  • Eis, Gerhard, ‘Spielmann und Buch als Helfer in schweren Stunden' in: Gerhard Eis, Vom Werden altdeutscher Dichtung. Literarhistorische Proportionen (Berlijn 1962)
  • Estraikh, Gennady, ‘The era of Sovetish Heymland : readership of the yiddish press in the former Soviet Union', East European Jewish Affairs 25/1 (1995) 17-22
  • Falvy, Zoltán, ‘Musical instruments in the Kaufmann Manuscripts - Budapest', Studia Musicologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 37/2-4 (1996) 231-248
  • Feil, Monika, ‘Zol zayn freylekh!', Pan Zeitung - Musische Bildung in Schule und Freizeit 3 (1997)
  • Feldman, Walter Z., 'Bulgareasca/ Bulgarish/ Bulgar: The transformation of a klezmer dance genre', Ethnomusicology (winter 1991) 1-36
  • Frigyesi, Judit, ‘Jews and Hungarians in modern Hungarian musical culture' in: Ezra Mendelssohn ed., Modern Jews and their musical agendas (Studies in contemporary Jewry IX; New York 1993) 40-61
  • Gerson-Kiwi, Edith, 'Wedding dances and songs of the Jews of Bokhara', JIFMC 2 (1950) 17-18
  • Gerson-Kiwi, Edith, 'Migrations and mutations of oriental folk instruments', JIFMC 4 (1952) 16-19
  • Gerson-Kiwi, Edith, 'Synthesis and symbiosis of styles in jewish-oriental folk music' in: Atti del congresso internazionale di musica mediterranea e del convegno dei bibliotecari musicale, Palenno 26-30 giugno 1954 (Palermo 1959) 153-160
  • Gerson-Kiwi, Edith, 'Two anniversaries - two pioneers in Jewish ethnomusicology', OM 2/3-4 (1973-'74) 17-29
  • Gerson-Kiwi, Edith, 'The birth of musical sound and melody', OM 10 (1990-'91) 272-281
  • Geshuri, M.S., ‘Der Gesang der Chassidim', Der jüdische Kantor 6/4 (1932) 3-4 en 7/2 (1933) 3-4
  • Glanz, Rudolf, 'Bericht eines Zeitgenossen über die feierliche Prozession der Prager Juden am 24. April 1741' in: J. Schatzky ed., Archiv für die Geschichte des jüdischen Theaters und Dramas I (Vilnius 1930) 77-84
  • Goldberg-Mulkiewicz, Olga, ‘Changes in the Polish village wedding. The introduction of a Jewish figure into the final ceremony' in: I. Ben-Ami en Dov Noy eds., Studies in marriage customs (Folklore Research Center Studies IV; Jerusalem 1974) 133-140
  • Goldberg, Geoffrey, ‘Jewish liturgical music in the wake of nineteenth-century reform' in: Lawrence A. Hoffman en Janet R. Walton, Sacred sound and social change. Liturgical music in Jewish and Christian experience (Londen 1992) 59-84
  • Goldschmidt, J., Der jüdische Cantor in der jüdischen Geschichte oder Die Musik im Judentum des Mittelalters (Briesen 1879)
  • Gradenwitz, Peter, 'Musik des Ghetto', MGWJ 80 (1936) 459-469
  • Gradenwitz, Peter, 'Zur Herkunft, Charakter und Verbreitung der jiddischen Volkslieder', Zeitschrift für deutsche Philologie (1981) 232-253
  • Greenbaum, Avraham, ‘Jewish studies in the U.S.S.R., 1950-1990' in: Geoffrey Wigoder ed., Encyclopedia Judaica, Yearbook 1990/91 (Jerusalem 1992) 179-184
  • Groenewout, Eric van 't, ‘De wedergeboorte van Klezmer', Klassiek 17/2 (1997) 24-25
  • Gruber, Ruth Ellen, 'Germany's Klezmer Craze', New Leader (april 7, 1997) 9-10
  • Grunwald, Max, ‘Jüdische Volkslieder aus Galizien'. MJV 14/1 (1911) 1-6
  • Grunwald, M., ed., ‘Memoiren eines böhmischen Juden. Josef Kraus und seine Erlebnissen in den napoleonischen Feldzügen', Mitteilungen zur jüdischen Volkskunde 17/3 (1914) 67-92
  • Grunwald, Max, ‘Jüdische Volkslieder', Menorah 4 (1926) 591-595
  • Gureschitz, S., ‘Jüdische Volkslieder aus Mohilew'. MJV 17/1 (1914) 10-12
  • Heartz, Daniel, 'Coming of age in Bohemia: the musical apprenticeships of Benda and Gluck, Journal of musicology no. 4 (1988) 510-527
  • Helfert, Joseph Alexander, ‘Volkslied und Tanz' in: Bloch, J., ed., Die Völker Oesterreich-Ungarns. Ethnographische und culturhistorische Schilderungen. Achter Band. Die Czecho-Slaven (Wenen 1883) Heskes, Irene, ‘A duty of preservation: collectors and collections of Jewish music in America', MLA Notes (december 1983) 263-270
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Magazines, Books

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Reviews of Recordings

  • A., P. van, NRC Handelsblad, 25 september 1992:
    • Yikhes. Frühe Klezmer-Aufnahmen von 1907-1939 aus der Sammlung von Prof. Martin Schwartz (Trikont 1991/ US- 0179)
  • Feldman, Walter, Ethnomusicology (spring/ summer 1987) 340-343:
    • Klezmer Music: early yiddish instrumental music. The first recordings: 1910-1927, from the collection of Dr. Martin Schwartz (Folklyric Records 9034, 1983)
    • Jakie Jazz'em Up: old time klezmer music 1912-1926 (Global Village Music GVM 101, 1984)
  • Groenewout, Eric van 't, Klassiek 17/2 (1997) 26:
    • Budowitz - Mother Tongue, Music of the 19th century klezmorim (Koch 3-1261-2, 1997)
    • Bente Kahan - Stimmen aus Theresienstadt, Lieder nach Gedichten von Ilse Weber & Songs aus den Kabaretts (Pläne/ Music & Words 88803, 1997)
    • Itzhak Perlman - Klezmer 2, Live in the Fiddler's House (EMI 5 56209 2, 1997)
  • Lubet, Alex, Ethnomusicology (spring/summer 1993) 304-305:
    • Az di furst avek: Lifshe Schaechter-Widman, a Yiddish Folksinger from the Bukovina (Global Village Music C 111, 1986)
  • Lubet, Alex, Ethnomusicology (winter 1995) 158-159:
    • Maxwell Street Wedding - The Maxwell Street Klezmer Band (Global Village CD136, 1991)
  • Lubet, Alex, Ethnomusicology (winter 1995) 160-162:
    • Dave Tarras: Yiddish -American Klezmer Musaic: 1925-56 (Yazoo 7001, 1992)
  • Lubet, Alex, Ethnomusicology (spring/summer 1995) 340-343:
    • Rhythm + Jews - The Klezmatics (Flying Fish Records FF 70591, 1992)
    • Papirossn: Talila Chant le Yiddish (Le Chant du Monde LDX 274 956, 1992)
  • Schwadron, Abraham, Ethnomusicology (may 1973) 388-391:
    • Jewish Music (Philips 6586 001/ UNESCO Collection Musical Sources; religious psalmody IV-1, 1971
  • Slobin, Mark, Ethnomusicology (may 1978) 392:
    • The Klezmorim: East Side Wedding (Arhoolie 3006, 1977)
  • Slobin, Mark, Ethnomusicology (winter 1989) 188-189:
    • A jumpin' night in the garden of Eden (Icarus First Run Features, New York 1988)

Liner Notes of Special Interest

  • Folksongs in the East European Jewish tradition from the repertoire of Mariam Nirenberg (YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, New York 1986/ Global Village Music GVM 117)
  • Klezmer pioneers. European and American recordings 1905-1952 (Rounder CD 1089, USA 1993).
  • Yikhes. Frühe Klezmer-Aufnahmen von 1907-1939 aus der Sammlung von Prof. Martin Schwartz (Trikont 1991/ US- 0179).
  • Doyres (Generations). Traditional klezmer recordings 1979-1994 (Trikont 1995/ US-0206)
  • Shteygers (Ways). New klezmer music 1991-1994 (Trikont 1995/ US-0207)
  • The Klezmatics, Rhythm + Jews (Piranha 1990/ pir 25-2)
  • Partisans of Vilna. The songs of the World War II Jewish resistance (Flying Fish Records 1989/ FF 70450)
  • Budowitz, Mother Tongue. Music of the 19th century klezmorim (Koch International 1997/ 3-1261-2)
  • Muzsikás, Máramaros. The lost Jewish music of Transylvania (Rykodisc 1993/ HNCD 1373)
  • Manfred Lemm e.a.,"Gehat hob ich a hejm" (Edition Künstlertreff 1989/ EKCD 17 10 52)

Selected Discography of Jewish Liturgical Traditions

  • S. FRENCH TRADITION
    • Roten, Hervé Musiques Liturgiques Juives Cité de la musique/Actes Sud ISBN: 2-7427-1480-4 1998 Paris France
  • GREEK TRADITION
    • Shiloah, Amnon Greek-Jewish Musical Traditions Smithsonian Folkways 04205 1978 United States
  • JERUSALEMITE TRADITION
    • Barnea, Ezra Et Sha'arei Ratson (Piyutim l'Yamim HaNoraim) Renanot Jerusalem Israel
    • Barnea, Ezra Rinah U'Tfilah (Shirah U'Piyut B'Nusach Sfardi) Renanot Jerusalem Israel
    • Barnea, Ezra Seder Pesach (b' nusach Sefardi Yerushalmi) Renanot Jerusalem Israel
    • Various Demonstration Collection of E.M. von Hornbostel and the Berlin Phonogramm-Archiv Folkways Records 1963 Washington, DC United States (Early cylinder recording of Torah cantillation)
  • LIVORNESE TRADITION
    • Bedarida, Daniele Al ekhalì: Canti della nazione ebrea di Livorno Fonè 91 F09 1991 Livorno Italy
    • E. Ventura Chorale Haggadah de Pesach Comunita ebraica di Livorno Livorno Italy
  • LONDON (SPANISH-PORTUGUESE TRADITION)
    • Various Music of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, Bevis Marks, London Troutbeck WHT 121/2;123/4;125/6 1960 London United Kingdom
    • Choir of the Spanish & Portuguese Jews' Congregation, London Sephardi Melodies Live From Bevis Marks Synagogue (Montefiore Anniversary Concert B'nai B'rith Recordings BB 004 1984 London United Kingdom
  • MOROCCAN TRADITION
    • Abikzer, David Sephardic High Holiday Selections CBS 53834 1978 Israel
    • Abikzer, David Sephardic Shabbat, The Hed-Arzi BANC 15044/BAN15044 1984 Ramat-Gan Israel
    • Bouzaglo, Rabbi David Chants Hébreux de la Tradition des Juifs Marocains Beth Hatefutsoth BTR8401 1957;1984 Tel Aviv Israel
    • Bhattacharya, Deben In Israel Today, V. 2 Westminster Collectors Series WF 12027 NY, NY United States
    • Yurchenco, Henrietta Ballads, Wedding Songs, and Piyyutim of the Sephardic Jews of Tetuan and Tangier, Morocco Smithsonian Folkways 04208 1983, 1991 United States
    • Judische Lebenswelten Wergo SM 1604-2 1992 Germany
  • ROMAN TRADITION
    • Prato, Rav David Canti liturgici Sefarditi ADEI-WIZO-ROMA 1980 Rome Italy
  • TURKISH TRADITION
    • Algazi, Rabbi Isaac Mizimrat Qedem Renanot 2 1989 Jerusalem Israel
    • Benaroya, Samuel Ottoman Hebrew Sacred Songs Anthology of Music Traditions in Israel 9803 1998 Jerusalem Israel
    • Maçoro, Hazan Isak Sepharadic Religious Songs Polin K B 1995 Istanbul Turkey
    • Raphael, Dr. David Sephardic Ladino Tradition, The Carmi House Press North Hollywood, CA United States
    • Various Istanbul, The Colours of Music Boyut Muzik ISBN 975-521-044-X 1996 Istanbul Turkey
  • SYRIAN TRADITION
    • Judische Lebenswelten Wergo SM 1604-2 1992 Germany (Jerusalem-Aleppo Bakkashot)
    • Let Jasmine Rain Down (book and CD) Kay Kaufman Shelemay Univ. of Chicago Press
    • Various Pizmon, Syrian-Jewish Religious and Social Song Shanachie-Meadowlark 105 1985 United States
  • VARIOUS SEPHARDI AND MIZRAHI LOCALES
    • Behar, Isaac Sephardic Sabbath Chants Tara Publications 1993 Cedarhurst, NY United States
    • Gerson-Kiwi, Edith Folk Music of Palestine Smithsonian Folkways 04408 1949 Washington, DC United States
    • Gerson-Kiwi, Edith Die Musik der Bibel in der Tradition althebraishcher Melodien Musica Sacra 1961? Dusseldorf Germany
    • Various Hazanout Inedit W 260005 France
    • Shiloah, Amnon Morasha: Traditional Jewish Musical Heritage Smithsonian Folkways 04203 1978 Washington, DC United States
    • Shiloah, Amnon Unesco Collection. Musical Sources, Religious Psalmody IV-I, Jewish Music Philips 1971? Switzerland
    • Various Musical Tradition in Israel Hebrew University Jerusalem Israel
    • Various Israel: Traditions Liturgiques des Communautés Juives. Les Jours de Kippur Ocora 1981 Paris France

Contemporary Commercial Jewish & Klezmer Books

  • Beloved Yiddish Folksongs. 20 beloved Yiddish folksongs with piano accompaniment
  • Compleat Klezmer by Sapoznik & Sokolow. Henry Sapoznik & Pete Sokolow, with CD or Cassette
  • Easy Klezmer From the repertoire of Maestro Giora Feidman, easy Klezmer duets for 2 instruments. Includes supplemental Bb transposition and 2 sets of chords to allow Bb and C instruments to play together
  • Giora Feidman - From the Repertoire of Giora Feidman Transcriptions Giora Feidman - Klassic Klezmer More transcriptions of his music, particularly from the album "Klassic Klezmer"
  • Giora Feidman - The Dance of Joy More transcriptions of his music, particularly from the album "The Dance of Joy"
  • Guide to Klezmer Arranging and Orchestration. This book includes invaluable hints on setting up and notation, arrangement, instrument combinations, phrasing.
  • Hebrew Songs for All Seasons 91 songs with vocal line and guitar chords. Hebrew, transliterations Includes Israeli, Holiday, Sabbath and Love Songs.
  • Israel In Song. Almost 100 popular Israeli folk songs, with melody line chords, transliterations, texts
  • Jerusalem In Song. The most complete collection of songs dedicated to the Holy City. 4 categories: music set to secular texts, liturgical texts, choral settings and selections with piano accompaniment. With companion CD
  • Jewish Music: Its Historical Development by Idelsohn. Development of Jewish music from the earliest appearance of Semitic song 2,000 years ago to the early 20th C. Synagogue and folk songs.
  • Klezmer Collection for Bb. Melodies trancribed from recordings by the masters of the klezmer style. Written in standard notation for Bb instruments, includes chordal accompaniment.
  • Klezmer Collection for C. 120 melodies trancribed from recordings by the masters of the klezmer style, including Dave Tarras, Naftule Brandwine, Abe Schwartz, and many more. Written in standard notation for C
  • Klezmerantics Waltz, Freilach, Sher and Czardas all scored for strolling ensemble
  • Mazel Tov! Music For A Jewish Wedding by Pasternak. 49 appropriate wedding songs and dances including popular Israeli, Hassidic, Yiddish and Klezmer melodies.
  • Mazel Tov! CD companion CD.
  • Nico Castel Ladino Songbook 35 exquisite Judeo-Spanish songs and ballads from the repertoire of Nico Castel, noted Metropolitan Opera Company tenor. Setting for voice, piano, guitar and flute.
  • Nico Castel Ladino Songbook with Cassette With companion cassette
  • Piano and Keyboard Guide by Pete Sokolow. "How to" play Klezmer and Hassidic style
  • Sephardic-Oriental Songbook. Hauntingly beautiful songs from the liturgy, zmirot, festivals and folk repertoire. Includes 55 songs with melody line, chords, Hebrew and Ladino texts. Singing in Yiddish Sing in Yiddish with authentic pronunciation and word-for-word understanding. The complete text of the most popular folk and theater songs are given in standard transliteration and additional phonetic aids
  • Songs of the Jews of Morocco. Liturgical songs for the Festivals and High Holidays as sung by the Jews of North Africa, for the first time in print. Melody lines, chords, texts, translations and annotations. The Flory Jagoda Songbook - Memories of Sarajevo Flory Jagoda is acknowledged as the direct transmitter of the Bosnian musical tradition. Contains all the selections found on her three popular cassettes
  • The International Jewish Songbook Most comprehensive edition of popular Jewish folk and composed songs of the 20th C. 6 categories: Songs of Israel, Songs in Yiddish, Sephardic and Ladino, Songs in English, Sabbath and Holidays, Hassidic and Liturgical
  • The International Jewish Songbook. Comes with Companion CD remastered from the original artists' recordings
  • The Joy of the Jewish Wedding. Music for processionals, recessionals, dinner music, Israeli Horas and traditional dances. Also customs, history and Jewish wedding traditions. Melody line, chords, texts, transliterations and translations
  • The Klezmer Band Folio, key of Bb 12 authentic Klezmer arrangements for full band meticulously transcribed from the repertoire of the Yale Klezmer Band
  • The Klezmer Band Folio, key of C 12 authentic Klezmer arrangements for full band meticulously transcribed from the repertoire of the Yale Klezmer Band
  • The Klezmer Plus! Folio 27 selections (with chords) previously not in print, by the authors of the Compleat Klezmer
  • The Klezmer Wedding Band Folio From the repertoire of the Neshoma Orchestra. 15 Horas, Freilachs and traditional Dances selected from the "Mazel Tov" book, arranged for C, Bb and Eb instruments, trombone and rhythm
  • The Klezmer Wedding Book. Popular wedding music arranged for instruments, from the repertoire of Giora Feidman
  • The Magic of Klezmer by Giora Feidman. Transcriptions of the Klezmer
  • The Music of Israel: From The Biblical Era to Modern Times. The rise and growth of Jewish music of 5000 years, new edition by Gradenwitz
  • The Ultimate Klezmer. 270 Tunes. Largest collection available, edited and arranged by Joshua Horowitz

Selected Dance Bibliography

  • Berk, Fred, The Jewish Dance. New York: Exposition Press. 1960
  • Machol Ha'Am: Dance of the Jewish People. New York: American Zionist Youth Foundation. 1978
  • The Chasidic Dance. New York: American Zionist Youth Foundation. 1975
  • Friedhaber, Zvi, "The Dance of the Separating Kerchief" ed. Judith Brin Ingber, "Dancing into Marriage: Jewish Wedding Dances" Congress on Research in Dance's Dance Research Journal #17/2 & 18/1, Fall 1985/Spring 1986
  • Friedland, LeeEllen. "A Step Toward Movement Notation: The Case of Freylekh as Danced in the Ukraine, 1900-1915," Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Newsletter 4(1-2) 29-31, 1981
  • Friedland, LeeEllen, "'Tantzen is Leben: Dancing in Eastern European Jewish Culture." Dance Research Journal 18(2)/18(l): 77-80, 1986
  • Gellerman, Jill, "The Ecstatic Dance of Prayer as Exemplified in the Oral Tradition of Hasidism." Journal of the Ohio Folklore Society 1 (3):1-24, 1972
  • Gellerman, Jill, "Hasidic Dances in Ritual and Celebration." unpub. Report to the National Endowment for the Humanities (on file at the Dance Notation Bureau, New York) 1978
  • Jacobs, Louis, Hasidic Prayer. New York: Schocken (Chapter v: "Gestures and Melody in Prayer p. 54-69) 1973
  • Kirshenblatt-Glimblett, Barbara. Image Before My Eyes,
  • Lapson, Dvora, "Jewish dances of Eastern and Central Europe." Journal of the International Folk Music Council 15: 58-61, 1963
  • Lapson, Dvora. Dances of the Jewish People. New York: Board of Jewish Education, 1954.A time honoured reference book with dance instructions for choreographed versions of many of the dances eg., Patch Tanz, Sher, Broiges Dance.
  • Lapson, Dvora."The Bible in Dance" New York? Mentioned on the internet by Reyzl Kalifowicz
  • Rubin, Ruth, Voices of a People, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1973
  • Vizonsky, Nathan, Ten Jewish Folk Dances. Chicago: Labor World Press, 1942
  • Spitz, Sheryl, "The Dance of the Dybbuk." Judaism 26 (104):467, 1977
  • Calgary Folkdance website
  • New York Public Library Dance Research Collection: Jews are a dancing people. Florence Freehof Imprint [San Francisco, Stark-Rath Print. and Pub. Co., c1954]
  • Articles from Dance Research Journal 17/2 and 18/1 1985-86: The Dance with the Separating Kerchief by Zvi Friedhaber. This article traces the biblical commandment to entertain/dance before the bride at a wedding, the mitzvah dance. Describes how this was done in various Jewish communities in Europe. Also notes that dance descriptions are included memorial books of destroyed Jewish communities, in Jerusalem at the library of the Yad v shem.
  • Ayalah Goren-Kadman aag3@columbia.edu Her mother was Gurit Kadman, one of the founders of Israeli folk dance.
  • Judith Brin-Ingber 73032.146@compuserve.com She has done extensive research in the Jewish ethnic dances, is a choreographer, and lives in Minneapolis, Minn., USA.
  • Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Newsletter Vol. 8 No. 3-4, 1986 which has a large resource list in it, again mostly dance-related.

Dance Resource Page

  • Printed Resources available in the New York Public Library. The dance collection can be searched online at: http://www.nypl.org/research/lpa/dan/dan.html
  • Alpert, Michael. 1986. "Freylekhs on Film: The Portrayal of Jewish Traditional Dance in Yiddish Cinema," Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Newsletter 8/3-4: 6-7 and 35. Discusses the dancing in Yiddish movies in the 20's, 30's and 40's--which ones appear genuine and which are more likely artistic creations. Berk, Fred. 100 Israeli Folk Dances. 2nd edition. New York: Israel folk Dance department of the American Zionist Youth Foundation, 1983. A book of dance descriptions contains some klezmer-style dances but most is more Israeli/Yemenite style material. All dances are choreographed versions
  • Berk, Fred. The Chasidic Dance. US: Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1975. This book has a history of Chasidic dance, information about weddings and customs. There are also descriptions of choreographed dances. A companion vinyl record was made to go with the book and contains music for all the dances
  • Freehof, Florence. Jews are a Dancing People. San Francisco: Stark-Rath Print. and Pub. Co., 1954. I was sent a Broiges dance description and don't know what else is in this book
  • Friedhaber, Zvi. 1985-86. "The Dance with the Separating Kerchief," Dance Research Journal 17/2 & 18/1:65-69. Traces the history of the Mitzvah Dance. Explains the customs associated with the Mitzvah Dance in different Jewish communities
  • Ingber, Judith Brin. video "Dancing Into Marriage: Jewish Wedding Dances" 1982. This is the video of a workshop on Jewish wedding dances which included Yemenite Persian and Eastern European dance sessions. For information about obtaining a copy of the video pleas contact Judith Brin Ingber 73032.146@compuserve.com
  • Friedland, LeeEllen. 1985-86. "Tantsn Is Lebn: Dancing in Eastern European Jewish Culture," Dance Research Journal 17/2 & 18/1:77-80. A discussion of Eastern European Jewish dance focuses mainly on the freilach but also mentions other dances like the sher. Discusses styling, body position as well as history
  • Goren, Ayalah. 1986. "The Ethnic Dance in Israel, with Selected filmography," Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Newsletter 8/3-4:1-6. This provides good background information about the various types of Jewish ethnic dancing
  • Klezmer Music: A Marriage of Heaven and Earth. Ellipsis Arts, 1996. This is a compilation cd that's tucked into a book about klezmer music. There are interviews with musicians, vintage photographs and lots of background information about the music and the dancing
  • Kraus, Richard. Folk Dancing A Guide for Schools, Colleges, And Recreational Groups. New York:MacMillan Company, 1962. A book of international folk dance that has instructions for the Russian Sher including the thread the needle figure
  • Lapson, Dvora. Dances of the Jewish People. New York: Board of Jewish Education, 1954. A time honoured reference book with dance instructions for choreographed versions of many of the dances eg., Patch Tanz, Sher, Broiges Dance
  • Vizonsky, Nathan. Ten Jewish folk Dances a Manual for Teachers and Leaders. Chicago: American-Hebrew Theatrical League, 1942. This is a book of dance descriptions, sheet music and folkloric information. Many of the dance are choreographed for the stage so are not exactly the way they would have been done in communities. Dances include: Mitzvah/Kosher Dance, Broiges Dance, Beggar Dance, Chassidic Dance, Rekud, Simchas Torah Dance, Koilitch Dance, Fraelachs, Paatch Dance, Sherele (very simple version).

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