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6:30 pm

Rabbi Jeff Summit “Singing God’s Words: The Performance of Biblical Chant in Contemporary Judaism”

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art & Life, 2121 Allston Way
Berkeley , CA

This lecture draws from the research for Professor Summit’s new book Singing God’s Words: The Performance of Biblical Chant in Contemporary Judaism (Oxford University Press, 2016), the first study of the meaning and experience of chanting Torah among contemporary American Jews. He explores why and how a growing number of American Jews see the public

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