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Frederick Jacobi - Publications

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Hanoch Jacoby - Publications

Hanoch Jacoby - Biography

Born in Konigsberg, Germany, and immigrated to Palestine in 1934. Took part in Israel's music life as a violinist in Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and different string quartets, and as director of the Jerusalem Academy of Music. Composed in a conservative, tonal style.

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Eli Jaffe - Biography

Born in Jerusalem and graduated from The Hebrew University and the Rubin Academy of Music. Conducted all of Israel's major orchestras, as well as several orchestras abroad. Recorded many albums of Jewish music. Established several institutions for the advancement of cantorate (Hazzanut) in Israel. Composing and arranging cantorial works, in addition to art music.

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Israel Meyer Japhet - Biography

Israel Meyer Japhet was born in Kassel, Germany.  In 1853 he began working as a choir master and teacher at the Orthodox Synagogue in Frankfurt, where he remained until his death in 1892.  Japhet composed a large body of Jewish liturgical music for use in his Synagogue.  His arrangements were melodically and harmonically simple and were heavily influenced by German Leid and Protestant hymns.  He also published a wide range of instructional texts on Hebrew grammar and the correct cantillation of the Bible according to the German tradition.  The most know

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Pinhas Jassinowsky - Biography

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Tzipora Jochsberger - Biography

Born in Leuterhausen, Germany. Immigrated to Israel in 1939, and studied in the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Moved to the U.S. in 1952, and received a Phd. in Jewish music, from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1972. Published several collections of Jewish music, and an instructional book for the recorder based on Israeli songs. Her compositions include many works with Jewish themes. Produced a video series about various Jewish musical traditions.

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