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PostSubject: musical torah   Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:32 am

not coming from a jewish background, please can someone explain in english how the torah can be chanted to music (so to speak) and where this practice came from.


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PostSubject: Re: musical torah   Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:27 am

I don't know the answer to your question but I found these related urls a few weeks ago - it is so cool. Hope it's ok to post - if not, just delete.

http://www.musicfromgod.com/

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2007/11/09/last-supper-da-vinci.html
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PostSubject: Re: musical torah   Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:42 pm

It is actually called canting and men are specifically trained to do this using what is called a trope teacher. I think this harkens back to temple times when the Levites would sing praises or psalms for certain occasions.
Some believe that David handed down a musical alef bet, in other words, each Hebrew letter has a specific sound and combonations have one as well. This may be where todays cantilations originated.
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PostSubject: Re: musical torah   Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:17 pm

This site may help a bit
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PostSubject: Re: musical torah   Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:40 pm

thank you....
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