This book offers a model of havruta text study situated in broader theories of interpretation and learning, treating havruta text study as composed of textual, interpersonal and intra-personal practices which can be taught and learned.
A comprehensive collection of 180 curated texts from the Jewish musical-spiritual imagination, with reflections on these ancient texts, stories from Joey Weisenberg's life as a musician, and a bilingual “open library” of traditional texts on the subject of music and song.
Building Singing Communities is an easy-to-read, how-to guide to making music a lasting and joy-filled force in shul and Jewish life. In this short book, author, musician, and educator Joey Weisenberg presents us with a veritable treasure house of musical opportunities.
In these compositions and on the accompanying recordings, you can hear older styles of Jewish music - nigunim (wordless melodies), zemirot (Sabbath-table melodies), choral music, and traditional nusah (prayer chant) - organically melding with the spontaneous improvisation, liberated harmonies and indie soul music of the Brooklyn soundscape.